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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:


Clinical History:
58 year old woman, LMP 8 years, postmenopausal bleeding

Adenocarcinoma, Endometrial

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Large aggregate of small cells with irregular chromatin distribution, small nucleoli, poorly defined finely vacuolated cytoplasm in a watery background.

Explanatory Notes:
In conventional smears, endometrial adenocarcinoma tends to be associated with a thin watery diathesis in contrast to the bloody, necrotic background often seen with endocervical adenocarcinoma.

Adenocarcinoma of the endometrium

See Also: thumbnail for figure AGCCADEC-J10.jpg
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