Cervical ectropion, or cervical ectopy, is when the soft cells (glandular cells) that line the inside of the cervical canal spread to the outer surface of your cervix. Glandular cells are red, so the area may look red. heard it called cervical erosion, but it is now called cervical ectropion or cervical eversion. The cervix, the lower fibromuscular portion of the uterus, measures cm in to the eversion of the columnar epithelium onto the ectocervix, when the cervix . by the columnar epithelium (sometimes referred to as glandular epithelium).

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Skip to main content. Also known as cervical erosion, cervical ectropion is not usually a health concern. Article last reviewed by Mon 11 December There is no evidence of glycogen production.

Crypts of columnar epi Cervical ectropion, or cervical ectopy, is when the soft cells glandular cells that line dervical inside of the cervical canal spread to the outer surface of your cervix. As estrogen levels rise during puberty, the cervical os opens, exposing the endocervical columnar epithelium onto the ectocervix. This is initially seen as a single layer of small, round cells with darkly staining nuclei, cervcial very close to the nuclei of columnar cells, which further proliferate to produce a reserve cell hyperplasia Figure 1.

Cervical ectropion (cervical erosion)

Gray’s Anatomy, 40th ed. You may also have some discharge or spotting for a few weeks.


In this reviewresearchers noted that there is no data to support routine treatment for cervical ectropion. Isthmus Ampulla Infundibulum Fimbria Ostium. The whole mucosa including the crypts and the supporting stroma is displaced in ectropion.

The vaginal environment is acidic during the reproductive years and during pregnancy. This is called a glnadular polyp Figure 1. Glycogenation and mitoses are absent in the columnar epithelium. Overall, from the basal to the superficial layer, these cells undergo an increase in size and a reduction of nuclear size. The parts of the epithelium between the papillae are called rete pegs. The part of the fornix between the cervix and the lateral vaginal walls is called the lateral fornix; the portions between the anterior and posterior walls of the vagina and the cervix are termed the anterior and posterior fornix, respectively.

Here’s why it happens and how to find relief. The last option uses silver nitrate to cauterise the glandular cells. It involves powerful lighting and a special magnifying instrument to get a closer look at your cervix. In the meantime, tell your doctor if you have:. Sometimes a pregnant woman’s existing health conditions can contribute to problems, and other times new conditions arise because of body and hormonal….

The hard cells on the outside of the cervix are known as squamous epithelial cells. These eventually lift off the persistent columnar epithelium Figures 1.

Endometrium epithelium Myometrium Perimetrium Parametrium. It is important to note that cervical ectropion is not the only cause of symptoms such as these. Is cryotherapy friend or foe for symptomatic cervical ectopy? When Should You Worry?


Lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge are both common symptoms that most women experience at some point in their life. In nulliparous women, the external os resembles a small circular opening in the centre of the cervix. If a woman is experiencing symptoms, such as pain or bleeding, a doctor may recommend cauterization. The intermediate and superficial cell layers of the squamous epithelium contain glycogen. The entrapped mucus gives an ivory-white to yellowish hue to the cyst on visual examination 1.

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Nabothian cysts are retention cysts that develop as a result of the occlusion of an endocervical crypt opening or outlet by the overlying metaplastic squamous epithelium 1. During childhood and perimenarche, the original squamocolumnar junction is located at, or very close to, the external os Figure 1.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After vlandular procedure, your cervix will need time to heal.

Cervical ectropion: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

Your discharge can say a lot about your health. However, doctors may recommend it if symptoms are bothersome. Further development of the newly formed immature metaplastic epithelium may take two directions 1.