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Cervix-Cytology

Atypia / premalignant / preinvasive lesions

Chemotherapy effect


Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 7 June 2011, last major update June 2011
Copyright: (c) 2006-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Chemotherapy is usually associated with a normal cellular pattern
● Also reactive cellular changes, atrophic pattern (Acta Cytol 1999;43:1027)

Cytology
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● Smudged chromatin, only a few atypical cells present
● Nuclear to cytoplasmic ration (N/C ratio) remains low

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