Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings
Air drying artifact



Topic Completed: 1 August 2010

Revised: 20 December 2018, last major update August 2010

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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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