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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
High

Clinical History:
27 year old, post-partum, routine Pap smear.

Interpretation:
NILM: Atrophy, post-partum

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
A sheet of parabasal cells is present without any evidence of more advanced maturation.

Explanatory Notes:
Parabasal cells and metaplasia may be difficult to distinguish from squamous metaplasia and can appear occasionally as "hyperchromatic clusters". The background cells and history provide clues.

Follow-up:
None


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