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cervical cytology

Sunday 20 August 2017

Cells

- normal squamous cells

  • superficial squamous cells
    • flat basophilic cytoplasm
    • flat eosinophilic cytoplasm
  • intermediate squamous cells
  • parabasal squamous cells
  • metaplastic squamous cells

- normal endocervical glandular cells

  • secretory cells / cluster of columnar endocervical cells
  • ciliated cells
  • naked nuclei of endocervical glandular cells

- normal endometrial glandular cells

  • endometrial cells after 40 years

- squamous metaplasia

- histiocytes and inflammatory cells

- benign cellular modifications

  • specific inflammations
  • Other non-neoplastic findings

- abnormalities of squamous cells

  • atypical squamous cells (ASC)
  • Low-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (LSIL)
  • High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (HSIL)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

- abnormalities of glandular cells

  • Atypia of glandular cells (AGC)
  • Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)
  • Invasive adenocarcinoma

- Other malignant lesions

  • Endometrial adenocarcinoma
  • Malignant lymphoma

Patterns

- atrophic pattern

Links

- IARC

See also :

- PAP test / PAP smear

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