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Atlas Interpretation:
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Atypical endocervical cells

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Sheet of cells with crowding and overlapping of nuclei. Note the presences of a variety of cell types (goblet, ciliated, peg). Some cells demonstrate relative hypochromasia or a "washed-out" appearance.

Explanatory Notes:
Cell groups from tubal metaplasia may raise the differential diagnosis of endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ. However the hyperchromatic elongated nuclei of AIS are absent.

Cells are probably derived from tubal metaplasia

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