Cytologic Mimics of Endocervical Glandular Neoplasia

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


The cytologic mimics of endocervical glandular neoplasia include reactive and reparative changes of the endocervical glandular epithelium especially in relation to endocervical polyps, tubal metaplasia, endometriosis, pregnancy-related changes, and cytologic changes induced by the presence of an intrauterine contraceptive device. Awareness of these entities will aid in avoiding over diagnosis of endocervical glandular neoplasia.


Mimics Endocervical Glandular neoplasia Reactive Repair Reparative Polyp Tubal metaplasia Endometriosis Pregnancy-related cytology Decidual cells Arias-Stella Cytotrophoblast Intrauterine device IUD 


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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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