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Pathology of Cervical Lesions

  • Pranab Dey
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Abstract

The present chapter describes the non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the uterine cervix with the help of multiple illustrations. The non-neoplastic lesions of the cervix includes various inflammatory lesions, infective conditions, benign squamous cell lesions (such as squamous metaplasia, condyloma acuminatum, squamous papilloma), and tumour-like lesions (endocervical polyp, Nabothian cyst, tunnel clusters, microglandular hyperplasia, endocervical glandular hyperplasia). The pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the cervix includes precursors of carcinomas, squamous epithelial tumours, glandular epithelial tumours, neuroendocrine tumours, mesenchymal tumours, mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumours, melanocytic tumours, germ cell tumours, lymphoid and myeloid tumours and various metastatic tumours. The cytological features, gross appearance, histopathological features and immunohistochemistry of these lesions are discussed with illustrations.

Keywords

Squamocolumnar junction Transformation zone Cervicitis Herpes simplex Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion Squamous cell carcinoma Minimally invasive carcinoma Mimicker of invasion Papillary squamous cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma Glassy cell carcinoma Squamous metaplasia Immature metaplasia condyloma accuminatum Squamous papilloma Atypical glandular cell of undetermined significance Adenocarcinoma in situ Microinvasive carcinoma Mucinous carcinoma Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma Endometrioid type adenocarcinoma of cervix Clear cell carcinoma of cervix Serous carcinoma of cervix Mesonephric carcinoma Villoglandular carcinoma Neuroendocrine tumours of cervix Endocervical polyp Nabothian cyst Endocervical glandular hyperplasia Microglandular hyperplasia Tunnel clusters Arias Stella reaction Leiomyosarcoma Leiomyoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Endometrial stromal sarcoma Adenomyoma Adenosarcoma Carcinosarcoma Lymphoma of cervix Malignant melanoma of cervix 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pranab Dey
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  1. 1.Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

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