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


Clinical History:
50 year old female receiving hormone therapy. No symptoms of bleeding

Endometrial cells are present in a woman >= 40 years of age. Negative for squamous intraepithelial lesion. (See Note).
Note: Endometrial cells after age 40, particularly out of phase or after menopause may be associated with benign endometrium, hormonal alterations and less commonly, endometrial /uterine abnormalities. Clinical correlation is recommended.

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Endometrial glandular group "above" the squamous cell plane of focus. Apoptotic cell centrally. A single vacuolated cell at group edge. The endometrial cell nuclei are the same size as the intermediate squamous cell nucleus.

Explanatory Notes:
Endometrial glandular cells are reported in women of 40 years or older because of the association of asymptomatic endometrial carcinoma in a small number of patients.

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