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Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2003 Apr;22(2):121-6.

Mesonephric remnants or hyperplasia can cause abnormal pap smears: a study of three cases.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California 90801, USA.


Three postmenopausal women were found to have abnormal Pap smears attributable to cells derived from mesonephric remnants or mesonephric hyperplasia of the cervix (one patient) or the upper vagina (two posthysterectomy patients). Mesonephric remnants or hyperplasia may represent the sole cause of abnormal Pap smears.

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