Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings
Air drying artifact


Topic Completed: 7 August 2006

Minor changes: 1 April 2020

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Varsha Manucha, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cytology description
  • Cells are degenerated, eosinophilic, enlarged and lightly stained
  • Nuclei are pale, flattened and lack chromatin detail
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