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

Magnification:
High

Clinical History:
63 year old postmenopausal woman with a hx of malignant lymphoma presents with an enlarged cervix; patient on HRT

Interpretation:
Other Malignant Neoplasms: Malignant lymphoma

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Scattered atypical lymphoid cells with clumped chromatin and conspicuous nucleoli.

Explanatory Notes:
Notice the resemblance of these cells to the single cells of small cell undifferentiated carcinoma in liquid preparations. The possibility of follicular cervicitis that presents with a polymorphous lymphocytic population and tingible body macrophages should also be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Follow-up:
Involvement of cervix by lymphoma confirmed by biopsy


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