atrophic cervicitis

atrophic cervicitis

Non-infectious inflammation of the uterine cervix due to a reduction of oestrogen; it is most commonly associated with menopause and hysterectomy, and may occur after radiotherapy.

Clinical findings
Increased infections and inflammation.
 
Cytology
Numerous neutrophils, mucus strands, parabasal with degenerative changes including nuclear pyknosis and karyorrhexis, and polychromatic staining of the cytoplasm.
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6)(7) The most common cause is malignancy of the uterus and true pelvis; other causes include benign tumors of the pelvis (leiomyomata, polyps), traumatic operations on the cervix (conization), radiation cervicitis, atrophic cervicitis, congenital anomalies, and puerperal infection.