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Atypical endocervical cells

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Three-dimensional groups of glandular cells with pseudostratification and crowding of cells. Note the presence of cilia in some cells.

Explanatory Notes:
Tubal metaplasia is a significant pitfall in the interpretation of glandular changes. Cells may show features that overlap with those of AIS and interpretation may be difficult when cilia are not readily appreciated.

Tubal metaplasia

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