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


Clinical History:
64 year old woman

Squamous cell carcinoma

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
"Litigation Cell"; shown as an example of single cell that can be missed or misclassified as "atypical parakeratosis".

Explanatory Notes:
When cells such as this are encountered a detailed assessment for other abnormal cells and the background features (diathesis) should be performed.

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