Cervix Cytology
Atypia / premalignant / preinvasive lesions
Atypical repair



Topic Completed: 1 June 2011

Revised: 25 September 2019

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Marilin Rosa, M.D.
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Cite this page: Rosa M. Atypical repair. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyatypicalrepair.html. Accessed October 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
Cytology description
  • Few cohesive tissue fragments, uniform nuclei, chromatin with increased chromatin granules, hyperchromasia, prominent nucleoli, scarce mitotic activity
  • Liquid based cytology: scattered atypical squamous cells with prominent nucleoli and other evidence of reparative change; also more obvious nuclear pleomorphism, anisonucleosis, nuclear outline irregularities, coarsening of chromatin and focal loss of nuclear polarity (Cancer 2003;99:141)
Differential diagnosis
  • Poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma
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