Benign cells / nonneoplastic lesions
Hyperkeratosis / keratinization

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Definition / general
  • Patches of anucleated squamous cells with irregular, angulated edges
  • In one study, criteria for extensive hyperkeratosis was 5+ low power fields on a conventional smear and 3+ low power fields in liquid based preparation
Clinical features
Cytology images

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Differential diagnosis