Lymphoma-like lesion of the uterine cervix. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Lymphoma-like lesion of the uterine cervix is a benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia associated with chronic cervicitis that may pose a problem in differential diagnosis from malignant lymphoma. It is a rare entity and only about 20 cases have been reported in the world literature. Two cases of cervical lymphoma-like lesion are described. In both patients, the diagnosis was based on microscopic examination of biopsies taken from the uterine cervix. One patient subsequently had a cervical conization that confirmed the diagnosis of lymphoma-like lesion. Both patients are well, alive and with no evidence of malignant lymphoma. It is concluded that the diagnosis of lymphoma-like lesion is based on the well-established characteristic microscopic features of this lesion. Immunohistochemical staining is usually not helpful in distinguishing this lesion from malignant lymphoma. No specific treatment is necessary for this condition.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001