What Are Nabothian Cysts?

What Are Nabothian Cysts?

The entrance of the cervix starting from the vagina, extends to the centre of the womb. This canal is called the cervical canal. In the entrance of the canal their are glands that produce mucus plug. If these glands become clogged, Naboth cysts are formed. Treatment is not needed.

How is it formed?

The cervical canal is covered with mucus releasing glands as well as the Naboth glands. Those glands have an outside facing entry and can be become clogged by a process called “metaplasia”.  After this change occurs Naboth glands start swelling because they can not flow due to the clogging. As the glands deposit, the surface of the cervix accommodates tiny swollen cysts.

 

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