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Microinvasive adenocarcinoma

Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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● Referred to as “early adenocarcinomas”
● Characterized by minimal stromal invasion
● Cytology is 30% sensitive for identification of stromal microinvasion (Diagn Cytopathol 1997;16:430)


● Atypical glandular cells forming pseudosyncytial clusters
● May have pleomorphic nuclei, coarse irregular chromatin, karyorrhectic nuclei, cell detritus

End of Cervix-cytology > Carcinoma > Microinvasive adenocarcinoma

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