Cite this page: Chemotherapy effect. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologychemotherapyeffect.html. Accessed June 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
- Chemotherapy is usually associated with a normal cellular pattern
- Also reactive cellular changes, atrophic pattern (Acta Cytol 1999;43:1027)
- Smudged chromatin, only a few atypical cells present
- Nuclear to cytoplasmic ration (N/C ratio) remains low