You answered: Atypical glandular cells, favour neoplastic
Sorry, that is INCORRECT
The correct diagnosis is: High-grade squamous intra-epithelial lesion
- Disordered and irregular aggregates of highly atypical cells are present.
- Cell crowding is readily apparent, with altered nuclear polarity.
- Cytoplasm is scant to absent in many groups, while other clusters have well-defined, dense basophilic cytoplasm.
- The nuclei are irregular and hyperchromatic
- The cervical biopsy reveals a high-grade squamous intra-epithelial lesion.
- Interpretation of crowded cell clusters can be very difficult. Looking for hyperchromatic nuclei, irregular nuclear membranes, and dense cytoplasm would aid in the diagnosis of a squamous lesion.
- Nuclear palisading can be seen in fragments from squamous carcinoma in situ and in the absence of definite gland formation, rosettes or feathering, are more likely squamous than endocervical.
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Solomon D, Nayar R et al. The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology 2nd Edition. New York: Springer-Verlag 2004: 80-81.