atypia

Atypical

What does atypical mean? Atypical¬†is a word¬†pathologists use to describe cells that look abnormal either in shape, colour, or size compared to normal, healthy cells in the same location. Pathologists may also describe these changes as cytologic atypia. What causes a cell to become atypical? There are many reasons why cells may start to look …
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Atypia

What does atypia mean? Atypia is a word pathologists use to describe cells that look abnormal either in shape, colour, or size compared to normal, healthy cells in the same location. Pathologists may also describe these changes as cytologic atypia or atypical cells. What causes atypia? There are many reasons why this change may develop …
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