atypia

Atypical endometrial hyperplasia – Uterus and endometrium –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for atypical endometrial hyperplasia. by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC, reviewed on June 5, 2020 Quick facts: Atypical endometrial hyperplasia is a pre-cancerous condition caused by increased growth of the tissue that lines that inside of the uterus. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition because …
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Atypical glandular cells (AGS) – Cervix –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for atypical glandular cells. by Adnan Karavelic MD FRCPC, reviewed on December 24, 2019 Quick facts: Atypical glandular cells means that abnormal cells were seen on your Pap test. It is a preliminary result and not a final diagnosis. Causes include cancer, infection, inflammation, pregnancy, …
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Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) – Cervix –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US). by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC, reviewed on April 27, 2020 Quick facts: ASC-US means that abnormal looking cells were seen in your Pap test. It is a preliminary result and not a final diagnosis. Conditions associated …
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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 atypical. The most common …
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