endocervicitis


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endocervicitis

[¦en·dō‚sər·və′sīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterine cervix.
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Chronic nonspecific cervicitis was the most common inflammatory lesion found in 198 cases (84.82%) followed by papillary endocervicitis found in 71 cases (15.18%).
Miscellaneous changes included nine (5.5% of 161) cases of dyskeratosis or atypia, ten (6% of 161) cases in which koilocytic changes had occurred, and four (2.5% of 161) cases having some other benign diagnosis, ie, endocervicitis.
Past or present inflammatory disease of the pelvic organs, usually gonococci result in tubal occlusion and chronic endocervicitis which are not grossly recognisable.
Most common clinical sign observed were cervical erosion (27.3%) and Vaginitis (25.2%), endocervicitis (19.4%).
Because of their experience treating women who have gonorrhea, I would say that most ObGyns think of N gonorrhoeae as causing localized infection in the lower genital tract (urethritis, endocervicitis, inflammatory proctitis) or upper genital tract (pelvic inflammatory disease).
Papillary endocervicitis, featuring exaggerated papillary projections and a dense infiltrate of acute and/or chronic inflammation, can also occur.
TABLE: 1 Age distribution of patients with cervical lesions Age in years Frequency Percentage 21-30 29 3.6 31-40 208 26.2 41-50 309 38.9 51-60 161 20.3 61-70 81 10.2 >70 6 0.7 TABLE: 2 Histological types of cervical lesions Histological diagnosis Frequency Percentage Chronic non-specific cervicitis 301 37.9 Cervical prolapse 204 25.7 Endocervical polyp 52 6.5 Papillary endocervicitis 76 9.6 CIN 85 10.7 Squamous cell carcinoma 76 9.6