Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Cervix

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Title: Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Cervix
Description: A vaginal adenosis with a single mucinous layer of coumnar epithelium lying on the surface of metaplastic squamous epithelium (center of top half of photograph). To the left, the mucinous epithelium appears to line the neck of a gland in the lamina propria (H&E, x 250). The mucin stains red with a stain specific for mucin (lower half of photograph, mucicarmine stain, x350).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Gynecologic
Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8311-3798
Date Created: November 1983
Date Added: August 10, 2009
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.