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ASC-H of the cervix

What does ASC-H mean? ASC-H stands for atypical squamous cells, cannot rule out HSIL. It means that abnormal squamous cells were seen in your Pap test.  These abnormal cells seen in ASC-H raise the possibility that a more serious pre-cancerous disease called high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) may be present in your cervix. What causes …
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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? In pathology, the term atypia is used 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. These changes can affect the cytoplasm (body) of the cell or …
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