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A 31-year-old female asked:
epithelial cell abnormalties atypical aglandular cells nos. what does this mean from my pap?
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Pathology 39 years experience
Atypical Glandular cells: The cervix has two cell types- squamous, and glandular. Most abnormalities are in the squamous cells, and can often be seen with colposcopy. Glandular abnormalities are usually not visible with a magnifying lens at colposcopy, and so biopsies are needed to rule out cancers. Glandular cancers are related to HPV usually like the squamous ones, so HPV testing can also help.
Last updated Oct 5, 2015
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