Cervix - Cytology
Atypia / premalignant / preinvasive lesions
Chemotherapy effect

Author: Marilin Rosa, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 April 2017, last major update June 2011

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Definition / general
  • Chemotherapy is usually associated with a normal cellular pattern
  • Also reactive cellular changes, atrophic pattern (Acta Cytol 1999;43:1027)
Cytology description
  • Smudged chromatin, only a few atypical cells present
  • Nuclear to cytoplasmic ration (N/C ratio) remains low