Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings

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PubMed search: Cervix menstrual endometrium

Marilin Rosa, M.D.
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Cite this page: Rosa M. Exodus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyexodus.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Cytology description
  • Menstrual endometrium with central core of densely packed stroma surrounded by degenerated and partially necrotic cells
  • Histiocytes, neutrophils and degenerated cells in a dirty background
  • During menstrual cycle days 6 to 10 (proliferative phase or exodus phase), the endometrial cells are present in a "double contour" pattern with glandular epithelial cells surrounding the stromal cells in the center
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Cluster of normal endometrial cells

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