Previous reports indicate that giant cervical polyps originate more often from the ectocervix
and rarely from the endocervix in contrast to the commonly seen cervical polyps.
16] Pagetoid cells have been observed in diverse, benign, unrelated skin conditions[4-6] and in the ectocervix
in uterine prolapse.
Cryosurgery for dysplasia of the uterine ectocervix
Regarding the clinical appearance of cervix, the most common finding was cervical erosion in which the squamous epithelium of ectocervix
was replaced by columnar epithelium of endocervix.
3] Squamous metaplasia can sometimes be found in the endocervix, as it is composed of simple columnar epithelium, whereas the ectocervix
is composed of stratified squamous non-keratinized epithelium.
Next, a Dacron swab was used to wipe the ectocervix
, cervical os, and vagina.
Cervix is composed of columnar cells which line the endocervical canal and squamous cells which cover the ectocervix
A Dacron swab was then used to sample the ectocervix
and endocervical canal for HPV before being placed into a tube containing specimen transport media (STM).
5cm were inserted into the cervical os until the large outer bristles of the brush touch ectocervix
After evaluating the cervix, Paps smear was taken for cytology with Ayers spatula from ectocervix
after rotating at 360 degree and spread on 2 glass slides to prepare thin films and kept in koplin jar and sent for cytology reporting.
These may be polyps from ectocervix
or polyps from endocervix which may be labeled as ectocervical polyps and endocervical polyps respectively.
The endocervical columnar epithelium is usually everted onto the ectocervix
, which can be seen very clearly by 20 weeks, gestation.