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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings


Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 October 2010, last major update August 2010
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Cytology description

● Menstrual endometrium with central core of densely packed stroma surrounded by degenerated and partially necrotic cells
● Histiocytes, neutrophils and degenerated cells in a dirty background
● During menstrual cycle days 6 to 10 (proliferative phase or exodus phase), the endometrial cells are present in a “double contour” pattern with glandular epithelial cells surrounding the stromal cells in the center

Cytology images

Various images of endometrial cells, including during menstruation

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