Cytology of Endocervical Glandular Neoplasia

  • Rosemary H. Tambouret
  • David C. Wilbur
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 19)


Accepted cytologic criteria for the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in situ of the endocervix and variants are described and illustrated. The updated WHO histologic classification of endocervical adenocarcinoma is reviewed and the cytologic criteria for diagnosis are outlined. The cytologic features characteristic of “atypical glandular cells” are detailed. This category of cases includes cytologic presentations which are equivocal and therefore insufficient for an outright diagnosis of either adenocarcinoma in situ or invasive adenocarcinoma.


Adenocarcinoma in situ Endocervix Endocervical adenocarcinoma Atypical glandular cells Cytology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary H. Tambouret
    • 1
  • David C. Wilbur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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