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I had a hysterectomy 24 years ago, and had my first pap in 18 years, the results were: Benign squamous mucosa with endosalpingiosis?
Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean? Is it necessary to take vaccination?
Normal cytology: The findings you have reported mean that the cells examined under the microscope were normal. If you are referring the the HPV vaccine, you are older than the recommended age group for administration unless you have never had sex. Discuss the vaccine with your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
Penile biopsy reports "benign squamous epithelial lesion, consistent with wart". Does it mean I have a HPV wart or there are other possibilities too?
Ask yiour Gynecologi: The doctor who did the test can explain it better. But basically the test is looking for cancer cells which your report says you do not have at the present time. But continue to follow with annual pap tests so that this abnormalityy (minimal abnormality) resolves or gets monitored for any worsening. It is all a very slow process, not of any immediate concern but not always predictable. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, what it means small fragment of squamous cells with dysplasia, benign endocervical cells present. Thanks?
Pap result: mild inflam. Background, superficial & intermed. Squamous cells w/ benign endocervical cells; history of 2 irreg. Paps. Colposcopy needed?
No: If read accurately, your Pap smear indicates an inflammatory or infectious process - not a premalignant one. Colposcopy is not indicated now but you need to be checked to see what is causing the inflammation...clear the inflammation...repeat the pap...and only then have a colposcopy if the Pap smear shows premalignant cells. You could also be tested for high-risk HPV. ...Read more
I just got my cervical biopsy results and was wondering what does unremarkable squamous mucosa mean? Benign endocervical tissue.
The information you provided means that there is no need for any concern. Your tissues were normal.
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Biopsy:Cervical squamous mucosa w/ reactive epithelial changes and hyperkeratosis. Endocerv. Curetting:benign endocerv. Tissue. Can you help understand?
Doctor Speak: There is nothing scary in those results. "Benign endocervical tissue" means there is normal, non-cancerous tissue from the endocervix. "Cervical Squamous mucosa" is simply normal skin from the outer cervix. "Reactive epithelial changes" mean that they see evidence of a reaction by the skin to irritation or injury. Hyperkeratosis is an increased amount of keratin in the skin. ...Read more
I was Diagnosed with Severe Dysplasia (CIN3)involving ectocervical squamous mucosa and fragments of benign endocervical glandular epithelium.?
Cervical Cancer: CIN3 is a high risk precursor to cervical cancer and needs to be treated and followed up. Local procedures like LEEP or cone biopsy are important to exclude possible occult invasion. Follow-up following those with visual exam, pap and HPV testing to exclude recurrence or residual are vital. Visual exam to exclude HPV disease of vagina or vulva are also important. ...Read more
Doctor, what can you say about these results? A) acute on chronic cervicitis w/ squamous methaplasia. B) benign endocervical glands. Is it cancerous?
Abnormal cells: Squamous cells line the junction on the cervix between the vaginal cells and the endometrial canal cells; pap smear screen for abnormal appearances in these cells as they indicate precursors to cervical cancer. Atypical means abnormal, so atypical squamous cells mean that the cells on the cervix are abnormal, but mildly abnormal, and not abnormal enough to classify as dysplasia. ...Read more
Benign / worrisome: Usually this is a pap smear finding. Metaplasia is replacement of a normal mature tissue type with another normal mature tissue type, in the cervix the columnar epithelium in the endocervix replaced by a squamous type. It is usually caused by the hpv virus and depending on the strain may present a slightly increased risk for progression toward something that is actually dangerous. ...Read more
May be abnormal cell: It is a term used by Pathologists to imply that your cells are somewhat deranged and not entirely normal. Sometimes this means that such cells can deteriorate further and may become cancerous. So it requires close monitoring. ...Read more
Squamous: Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and do not respect boundaries. ...Read more
Squamous: Iy is a histological discription of certain cells- how they look under the microscope ...Read more
Columnar epithelium: Columnar lines most of the functioning organs... ...Read more
Normal skin: Although stratified squamous keratinized epithelium covers the entire surface of the body, but hair, makes the basic tissue structure harder to see. If we just want to look at stratified squamous keratinized epithelium, we look at skin from one of the few areas of the body that does not have hair EG palms www. Austincc. Edu/histologyhelp/tissues/tg_stra_sq_ker_e ...Read more
Various developments: If lesion small and cutaneous, then lesion will grow, ulcerate and scab over. If aggressive skin lesion on face or chest wall such lesions rapidly metastasize to region nodes such as those of parotid or axilla and then require radical node dissection. Have seen cases where a chest wall lesion metastatic to axilla required amputation secondary to major vessel involvement. ...Read more
Vulvar variant: Vulvar papillomatosis is a now considered a normal variant of vulvar anatomy. They are small projections at the base of the vagina above the anus. Sometimes they have an appearance that can be confused with genital warts. A skilled examiner or a vulvar biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is generally not needed unless itching and irritation is a problem. ...Read more
Several things: Having an abnormal urilnalysis can result from several factors. Things such as infection, bladder stones, catheterization (especially prolonged urinary catheterization), and malignancy can be possible causes. If this was detected, a urological evaluation should be sought to include a cystoscopy (placement of a telescope into the bladder to visualize the bladder). ...Read more