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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
Medium

Interpretation:
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.

Follow-up:
Tubal metaplasia


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