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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
Medium

Clinical History:
35 year old woman with history of an abnormal Pap at another institution

Interpretation:
endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ, intestinal type (AIS)

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Cluster of abnormal glandular cells with nuclear crowding and overlap, elongated nuclei, and inconspicuous nucleoli. Note numerous goblet-type cells.

Explanatory Notes:
Although uncommon, variant patterns of AIS exist (e.g., intestinal, endometrioid, clear cell) and may show morphologic features that differ from those seen in the "classic" endocervical form.

Follow-up:
Endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ, intestinal pattern


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