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


Clinical History:
54 year old female. No history available

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:
Cohesive, three dimensional group. Cells appear "above" the squamous plane of focus. Small nuclei (compare to intermediate cell nucleus.) Uniform size of nuclei. Cytoplasmic vacuoles are present.

Explanatory Notes:
Endometrial cells are reported in women 40 and over due to the association of asymptomatic endometrial cancer in rare instances.

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