Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings
Air drying artifact

Author: Varsha Manucha, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 April 2017, last major update August 2010

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Definition / general
Cytology description
  • Cells are degenerated, eosinophilic, enlarged and lightly stained
  • Nuclei are pale, flattened and lack chromatin detail