Monjushree Chakravarty 1 , Annie Doley 2
BACKGROUND The uterine cervix is one of the common site of pathology in female worldwide and especially in the developing countries. The study was undertaken in Gauhati Medical College with the view to see the age-related changes in the histological structure of the cervix. METHODS The specimens were divided into three groups, viz. pre-reproductive, reproductive and postmenopausal. Twenty specimens were collected of each group. The results were statistically analysed and ‘t’ test were employed to find out the significant difference between the mean values. RESULT Histological structure of the cervix of each group viz. pre-reproductive, reproductive and postmenopausal was observed. The wall of the cervix contains three layers, namely inner mucosal, middle muscular and outer serosal layers. The mucosal thickness was measured and statistically analysed. CONCLUSION A study was done to find the histological structure of each group viz. pre-reproductive, reproductive and postmenopausal as the cervix is a common site of malignancy and other pathologies. The study was done with the view to help in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervix.