Pathology Quik-Pics: #1-Atypical mitotic figure

Atypical Mitotic Figure

Atypical Mitotic Figure


I had a case on Good Friday of an early invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. Of interest, notice that the atypical mitotic figure shown resembles a cross! A timely photo for Easter Sunday.

Early invasive squamous cell carcinoma

Early invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

The photo on the right, shows early invasive buds from overlying squamous cell carcinoma in situ (CIN3). Notice the "pinking up" of the cytoplasm, and the drop off as irregular buds into the adjacent stroma. These buds extend <1mm into the stroma.

About Jana Sullinger

GYN Pathologist and Cytopathologist. Special interest in quality assessment and use of online social media in sharing educational information about cytology and quality.

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