Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings
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● Variant of intermediate cells with boat shape
● Associated with pregnancy or androgenic atrophy, due to progesterone in women (Cancer 2002;96:74), estrogen in men
● Atrophy: parabasal cell predominance without superficial cells
● Estrogenic: superficial cell predominance without parabasal cells
● Ellipsoid (boat shaped) squamous epithelial cells with intracytoplasmic glycogen (golden, refractile, granular), folded edges
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