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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
High

Clinical History:
85 year old postmenopausal woman

Interpretation:
HSIL

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Due to the presence of elongate cells and much nuclear overlapping, the abnormal cells in this specimen may be misinterpreted as glandular in origin. Most nuclei are round to oval and consistent with HSIL.

Explanatory Notes:
Spindling of squamous cells in conventional preparations is often an artifact of smearing.

Follow-up:
HSIL


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