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Atlas Interpretation:
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Type of Preparation:


Clinical History:
42 year old female status post LEEP for cervical dysplasia. Second F/U Pap test

NILM: Tubal metaplasia

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Columnar shaped cells with terminal bars and cilia. Nuclei are round to oval and may be enlarged, pleomorphic and hyperchromatic. Chromatin is evenly distributed and nucleoli are usually not seen. The N/C ratio can be high.

Explanatory Notes:
Enlarged and/or crowded nuclei and nuclear stratification may lead to an interpretation of atypical endocervical cells unless terminal bars and cilia are identified.

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