Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Cervix

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Title: Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Cervix
Description: A Metaplastic squamous epithelium that is glycogen poor (top), adjacent to normal squamous epithelium that is glycogen rich (bottom). The corresponding regions would fail to stain with iodine (top) or would take up the stain (bottom) . The squamous pegs in the lamina propria represent glands replaced entirely by metaplastic squamous epithelium (H&E, x45). The lower half of the photograph illustrates the junction of metaplastic squamous epithelium (left) adjacent to normal squamous epithelium (right). The hyperkeratosis on the left would appear as leukoplakia on colposcopy (H&E, x 250).
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Gynecologic
Cancer Types -- Cervical Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8311-3798
Date Created: November 1983
Date Added: August 11, 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.