Cervicitis: How Often Is It Non-specific! EC11-EC12
Dr. Naveen Kumar B.J.,
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, #B-12, Staff Quarters, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital,
Cuddalore Road, Kirumampakkam, Pondicherry-607402, India.
Background: Uterine cervix is most often reported as â€˜non specific cervicitisâ€™. It is an effort to encourage specific reporting and thereby avoiding the term â€˜non specificâ€™ to a possible extent.
Materials and Methods: The study is carried out on 613 specimens of uterine cervix received at Department of Pathology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry, between 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2012. Histopathology slides of all the cases were studied for the presence of specific features of various inflammatory lesions. Results are expressed in percentage.
Results: Chronic nonspecific cervicitis was the commonest inflammatory lesion constituting 89.23% of the cases. Other inflammatory lesions were follicular cervicitis in 6.85%, chronic cervicitis with koilocytosis in 3.75% and only one case (0.16%) of tuberculosis was observed.
Conclusion: Importance of these benign lesions of the uterine cervix lies in the fact that some of them like Chlamydia, Papilloma infection have specific treatment and some of them form differential diagnosis for malignant lesions and some progress to malignancy.