Cite this page: Cytology - Syncytium. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologysyncytium.html. Accessed November 18th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Sheets of cells without well defined cell borders
- May be due to HPV or HIV infection or have nonviral cause
- May represent benign parabasal cells in postmenopausal women
- Hyperchromatic crowded groups
- Masses of cytoplasm without visible intact cell borders, nuclei have loss of polarity