Cytologic diagnosis of endosalpingiosis with pregnant women presenting in peritoneal fluid: A case report

Tadao K. Kobayashi, Suzuko Moritani, Mamoru Urabe, Masamichi Bamba, Masami Ueda, Toshihiro Nishino, Mitsue Muramatsu, Chiyuki Kaneko

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Abstract

The cytologic appearance of endosalpingiosis in peritoneal fluid cytology smears has not been extensively described. We report a case of endosalpingiosis in a 29-year-old pregnant female who presented with peritoneal fluid. Dense papillary epithelial clusters with indistinct ciliated cells were found in the Papanicolaoustained smears. However, long and delicate cilia were obvious in papillary cluster with scanning electron microscopy. Cell nuclei were oval, with finely dispersed chromatin and uniform nuclear membrane. Peritoneal fluid cytology with these findings may be helpful to suggest the probable preoperative diagnosis of endosalpingiosis or benign glandular inclusions involving the pelvic peritoneum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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    Kobayashi, T. K., Moritani, S., Urabe, M., Bamba, M., Ueda, M., Nishino, T., Muramatsu, M., & Kaneko, C. (2004). Cytologic diagnosis of endosalpingiosis with pregnant women presenting in peritoneal fluid: A case report. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 30(6), 422-425. https://doi.org/10.1002/dc.20065