cervical squamo-columnar junctionGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0012253
Region of cervical epithelium where columnar epithelium of endocervic and the stratified non-keratinising squamous epithelium of the ectocervic meet [ http://www.asccp.org/practicemanagement/cervix/histologyofthenormalcervix/tabid/5842/default.aspx ]
Synonyms: squamocolumnar junction of uterine cervix squamo-columnar junction of uterine cervix
Site of 90% of lower genital tract neoplasia. This junction is presumed, but not proven, to be the embryologic junction of the Müllerian and urogenital sinus epithelia.
- epithelium and part of some uterine cervix and continuous_with some cervix squamous epithelium and continuous_with some cervix glandular epithelium