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Atlas Interpretation:
Interpreted image
Type of Preparation:
Conventional

Magnification:
High

Interpretation:
Squamous cell carcinoma, non-keratinizing

Cytomorphologic Criteria:
Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, "large cell variant," shows a fair amount of cyanophilic cytoplasm, granular chromatin, and prominent nucleoli.

Explanatory Notes:
Dense cytoplasm, well-defined cell borders, and flat cellular arrangements characterize squamous cell carcinoma.


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