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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings
Reviewer: Farnaz Hasteh, M.D., UCSD Medical Center (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 March 2011, last major update March 2011
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● Sheets of cells without well defined cell borders
● May be due to HPV or HIV infection, or have non-viral cause
● May represent benign parabasal cells in post menopausal women
● Hyperchromatic crowded groups
● Masses of cytoplasm without visible intact cell borders, nuclei have loss of polarity
● Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), SIL, malignancy, repair
Cervix-cytology > Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings > Syncytium
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