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


Clinical History:
32 year old, routine cervical screening, Day 10 of cycle

NILM: Histiocytes

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Histiocytes with eccentric round to oval nuclei and foamy cytoplasm.

Explanatory Notes:
At low power, histiocytes and atypical metaplastic cells may be confused. The rounder shape of most cells in liquid-based preparations as compared to conventional preparations may lead to uncertainty about the cell type, however assessment under high power usually clarifies this.

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