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Definition / general
- Identified cytologically in 1/3 of patients with histologically confirmed decidual reaction (Acta Cytol 1981;25:616)
- Clinical history of pregnancy is important to avoid misdiagnosis of dysplasia
- Cells occur in aggregates or singly, have abundant cytoplasm, marked nuclear enlargement with finely granular chromatin and prominent nucleoli
- Cell size is similar to mature squamous cells