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

Magnification:
High

Clinical History:
64 year old woman

Interpretation:
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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