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:


NILM: Repair

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Increased nuclear size and prominent nucleoli. Cells in monolayer sheet with nuclei oriented in the same direction (streaming).

Explanatory Notes:
Absence of single cells with nuclear changes and lack of marked anisonucleosis or irregularities in chromatin distribution or variation in size and shape of nuclei indicates this is typical repair (as opposed to "atypical repair") which would be categorized as atypical glandular cells or atypical squamous cells.

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