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Endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Rosette-like arrangement of cells with enlarged oval or elongated nuclei, nuclear hyperchromasia and granular, evenly distributed chromatin. Smear background is clean.

Explanatory Notes:
Rosette arrangements, oval or elongated nuclei, hyperchromasia and evenly distributed granular chromatin are classic features of AIS.

Endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ

Bethesda Interobserver Reproducibility Data:
NILM: Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy # people picked NILM: Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy 2 0%
Endometrial cells in a woman >= 40 # people picked Endometrial cells in a woman >= 40 0 0%
ASC-US # people picked ASC-US 0 0%
ASC-H # people picked ASC-H 1 0%
LSIL # people picked LSIL 0 0%
HSIL # people picked HSIL 7 1%
Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma # people picked Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma 1 0%
Atypical Endocervical Cells # people picked Atypical Endocervical Cells 54 10%
Atypical Endometrial Cells # people picked Atypical Endometrial Cells 5 1%
Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), Endocervical # people picked Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), Endocervical 418 75%
Adenocarcinoma # people picked Adenocarcinoma 71 13%
559 interpretations were submitted.

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