Benign cells / nonneoplastic lesions

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PubMed search: Histiocytes cervix [title]

Marilin Rosa, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cytology description
  • Larger than neutrophils, vacuolated or frothy cytoplasm (scant to moderate), round to reniform (bean shaped) nuclei that is central or eccentric, chromatin fine to coarse but uniformly distributed, nucleoli variable
  • Epithelioid histiocytes: usually in aggregates
  • Multinucleated histiocytes: randomly arranged nuclei with granular chromatin
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