Cervix - Cytology
Atypia / premalignant / preinvasive lesions
Chemotherapy effect



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Revised: 27 December 2018, last major update June 2011

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Marilin Rosa, M.D.
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Cite this page: Rosa M. Chemotherapy effect. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologychemotherapyeffect.html. Accessed August 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Chemotherapy is usually associated with a normal cellular pattern
  • Also reactive cellular changes, atrophic pattern (Acta Cytol 1999;43:1027)
Cytology description
  • Smudged chromatin, only a few atypical cells present
  • Nuclear to cytoplasmic ration (N/C ratio) remains low
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