PART TWO
Diagnostic Cytology
Fig. 9.34 Endocervical polyps are common and often present with ulcerated surfaces, leading to bleeding, cellular degeneration, and reparative responses.
The surface is commonly involved by microglandular hyperplasia which when sampled can lead to large aggregates of endocervical cells (A). Reactive changes
in surface endocervical cells are common and can present with atypical nuclei (B), reparative reactions (C), and bloody and necrotic diathesis patterns
(D) (liquid-based preparations, Papanicolaou x (A) LP, (B, D) HP, (C) MP).
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Fig. 9.35 In this example of changes associated with endocervical polyps, the atypical cytologic changes noted in the cytology specimen (A) correlate very
closely to similar changes noted on the surface of the concurrent endocervical polyp (B). (A) liquid-based preparation, Papanicolaou x HP; (B) histologic section,
H&E x HP).
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