NCI Bethesda System 2001 logo American Society of Cytopathology logo
 Main Page 
 Search By:
   Atlas Chapter 
   Atlas Figure # 
   Terminology Table 
   Preparation Type 
   BIRP Images 

[Back to Listing]
Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
ThinPrep/ LBP


Clinical History:
Elderly woman with history of hysterectomy and radiation treatment

NILM: Rectovaginal fistula

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Groups of columnar cells with glandular formation and prominent purple mucin. Background shows granular debris and blood.

Explanatory Notes:
Orderly arrangement of cells helps differentiate groups from adenocarcinoma. The colonic cells originate from fistula.

[Back to Listing]
Definitions of terms used in this site