Associated with conditions that promote squamous metaplasia
Inflammtion, irritation, low vaginal pH
As metaplasia of the overlying epithelium occurs, deep endocervical epithelium may become isolated from the surface
Secretion continues causing cyst formation,
Virtually universal in women of reproductive age
|General Gross Description|
Usually small and filled with yellow mucus.
|General Microscopic Description|
Contains eosinophilic acellular mucus
Lining epithelium resembles normal or compressed endocervical epithelium
Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 4th ed. Kurman RJ (ed). New York: Springer-Verlag, 1994, pp. 195.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T83300M33400)