Atrophy-like pattern (ASC-H, favor atrophy). A. Single cell pattern. Isolated cells with hyperchromatic atypical nuclei with smudgy chromatin). (a & b- Cervical smear [Papanicolaou stained SurePath™ Preparation]). B. HCG of parabasal cells. Cohesive hyperchromatic crowded groups of small parabasal cells with high N/C ratio. The nuclei are relatively small and show nucleoli (arrow). (a & b- Cervical smear [Papanicolaou stained SurePath™ Preparation], c- Cervical biopsy [Hematoxylin-eosin stained section]).
Chivukula and Shidham CytoJournal 2006 3:14 doi:10.1186/1742-6413-3-14