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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings
Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 October 2010, last major update August 2010
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Definition / General
● Nonspecific finding; clinical history is more predictive of endometrial pathology than presence of histiocytes
(Acta Cytol 2003;47:135,
Acta Cytol 2003;47:762)
● 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
Cervix-cytology > Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings > Histiocytes
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