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

Magnification:
High

Clinical History:
Anal-rectal sample

Interpretation:
NILM: Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy

Explanatory Notes:
Both nucleated and anucleated squamous cells are present. Anucleate squamous cells are frequently seen on anal cytology. These are usually obtained from sampling of the keratinized portion of the anal canal. When the sample is composed primarily of anucleate squames, the sample is unsatisfactory for evaluation.


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