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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
SurePath/ LBP

Magnification:
High

Adequacy Description:
NILM: Squamous metaplasia

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Endocervical cells showing squamous metaplasia have denser cytoplasm.

Explanatory Notes:
Metaplastic squamous cells are an indicator of sampling of the transformation zone. When immature they may be at times difficult to distinguish from a HSIL (see ASC-H and HSIL images).


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