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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings


Reviewer: Varsha Manucha, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 29 September 2010, last major update August 2010
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Definition / General

● Almost always implies a benign lesion, such as tubal metaplasia, which may simulate adenocarcinoma in situ (Cytojournal 2007;4:2)
● Note that the presence of single cells with cilia is insufficient to diagnose tubal metaplasia, according to Bethesda 2001
● May be associated with endometrioid type of minimal deviation adenocarcinoma of cervix (Am J Surg Pathol 1993;17:660)

Case reports

● Ciliated adenocarcinoma of cervix (Acta Cytol 2005;49:187)

Cytology images

Various images

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