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Urothelial carcinoma

Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 26 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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Cytology description

● Necrotic and hemorrhagic background
● Urothelial-type cells form cohesive groups in multilayered fashion
● Have oval or spindled shape with tapered ends; nuclei are hyperchromatic with coarse granules, often wrinkled membrane and nuclear grooves; no/small nucleoli (Acta Cytol 2002;46:585)
● May coexist with cervical adenocarcinoma (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2003;22:220)

Cytology images

Metastases to cervix

End of Cervix-cytology > Carcinoma > Urothelial carcinoma

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