Cytopathology Competency Assessment
Anatomy, Embryology and Physiology

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 12 April 2019

Revised: 3 January 2019

Copyright: (c) 2012-2019,, Inc.

Gordon H. Yu, M.D.
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Table of Contents
Medical knowledge
Cite this page: Yu G. Cytology/Competency Assessment - Anatomy, Embryology and Physiology. website. Accessed August 19th, 2019.
Medical knowledge
  1. Become familiar with the normal anatomy and histology of the breast, particularly the presence of myoepithelial cells within normal breast tissue
  2. Become familiar with the physiologic changes which occur in breast tissue during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy, and the observed histologic (and therefore cytologic) changes which result
  3. Miscellaneous Findings
    1. Become familiar with the potential of other structures and conditions which may present as masses within the breast, including intramammary lymph node and hamartoma of the breast
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