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


Clinical History:
68 year old

Squamous Cell Carcinoma-clinging diathesis

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Tumor diathesis, variation in cell size and shape, evidence of keratinization, and nuclear abnormalities are all demonstrated in this image from a squamous cell carcinoma.

Explanatory Notes:
In liquid-based preparations, tumor diathesis may be more subtle and often tends to collect at the periphery of cell groups; a pattern that has been referred to as ?clinging diathesis?.

Follow-up- squamous cell carcinoma

Bethesda Interobserver Reproducibility Data:
NILM: Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy # people picked NILM: Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy 19 3%
Endometrial cells in a woman >= 40 # people picked Endometrial cells in a woman >= 40 0 0%
ASC-US # people picked ASC-US 62 11%
ASC-H # people picked ASC-H 110 20%
LSIL # people picked LSIL 25 5%
HSIL # people picked HSIL 205 37%
Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma # people picked Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma 132 24%
Atypical Endocervical Cells # people picked Atypical Endocervical Cells 0 0%
Atypical Endometrial Cells # people picked Atypical Endometrial Cells 0 0%
Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), Endocervical # people picked Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), Endocervical 0 0%
Adenocarcinoma # people picked Adenocarcinoma 0 0%
553 interpretations were submitted.

See Also: thumbnail for figure SCCA-RL3.jpg
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