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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
High

Interpretation:
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.

Follow-up:
Cells are probably derived from tubal metaplasia


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