Nodular mass in the vaginal dome in a previously hysterectomized woman: A study case

  • Ana Pinto Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica Dr. Albino Oliveira (Unilabs), CHEDV – Hospital São Sebastião Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
  • Marisa Suárez School of Health – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESS-P.PORTO), Portugal
  • Horácio Scigliano Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica Dr. Albino Oliveira (Unilabs), CHEDV – Hospital São Sebastião Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal and School of Health – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESS-P.PORTO), Portugal
Keywords: Glandular cells post hysterectomy;, Ciliated cylindrical cells;, Tubar prolapse;

Abstract

Total hysterectomy is a very common surgical technique, that removes the cervix and should eliminate the presence of glandular cells in vaginal smears. However, this fact does not always happen. 
In this study, it is related the case of a 49-year-old woman, hysterectomized 6 years before, which control vaginal smear presents ciliated cylindrical cells without atypia.
The cytological diagnosis was the presence of ciliated cylindrical cells, which, with the clinical information provided, were suggestive of possible tubal prolapse.
Subsequent histological study confirmed the suspected cytological diagnosis.

Published
2017-11:-03