Cervix - Cytology
Cytopathology Competency / Milestone Assessment
8. Glandular Cell Abnormalities

Topic Completed: 1 January 2014

Revised: 4 January 2019, last major update January 2014

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PubMed search: Glandular [title] Cell Abnormalities

Zubair W. Baloch, M.D., Ph.D.
Ricardo R. Lastra, M.D.
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Cite this page: Lastra R., Baloch Z. Glandular Cell Abnormalities. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycompglandular.html. Accessed October 16th, 2019.
Medical knowledge
  1. Recognize atypical endocervical cells.
    • Not otherwise specified
    • Favor neoplastic
  2. Recognize atypical endometrial cells
    • Not otherwise specified
    • Favor neoplastic
  3. Recognize atypical glandular cells
    • Not otherwise specified
    • Favor neoplastic
  4. Recognize endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ
  5. Recognize adenocarcinoma
    • Endocervical
    • Endometrial
    • Extrauterine
    • Not otherwise specified
Practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Know how to distinguish the various categories of glandular cell abnormalities from each other and from benign mimics
  2. Understand the role of HPV infection in the development of glandular lesions
  3. Understand the correlation between cytologic diagnosis and the surgical pathology counterpart
  4. Understand the implications for the patients of a diagnosis of a glandular lesion
  5. Utilize the background findings as an aid in the classification of adenocarcinoma according to the site of origin
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