Cervix - Cytology
Endometrial adenocarcinoma

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

Revised: 3 May 2017, last major update June 2011

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Clinical features
Cytology description
  • Glandular component present
  • Also scattered single cells with hyperchromatic nuclei, 1 - 3 nucleoli, mitotic figures, apoptotic bodies, watery diathesis
  • Thin Prep shows tumor diathesis (53%, usually high grade lesions, Diagn Cytopathol 2005;33:162)
Clinical images

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Endometrial group with atypia (not necessarily carcinoma)
in postmenopausal woman
Contributed by Dr. Carmen Luz, Spai

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Various images

Contributed by: Marilin Rosa, MD, University of Florida

Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Microglandular hyperplasia: no scattered single cells with atypia, no mitotic figures, no apoptotic bodies, no watery diatheses, CEA negative Acta Cytol 2000;44:661)