atypia


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atypia

 [a-tip´e-ah]
deviation from the normal or typical state.

a·typ·i·a

(ā-tip'ē-ă),
State of being not typical.
Synonym(s): atypism

atypia

/atyp·ia/ (a-tip´e-ah) deviation from the normal.
koilocytotic atypia  vacuolization and nuclear abnormalities of cells of the stratified squamous epithelium of the uterine cervix; it may be premalignant.

atypia

[ātip′ēə]
Etymology: Gk, a + typos, without type
a condition of being irregular or nonstandard.

a·typ·i·a

(ā-tip'ē-ă)
Uncharacteristic or not uniform.
[G. a, without, + typos, type, form]

atypia

deviation from the normal or typical state.
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FNA cytology of the lymph nodes revealed very abundant cells arranged in clusters with nuclear enlargement, mild atypia, and some mitotic figures (figure 1, A).
They also are graded based on the degree of nuclear atypia (Gynecol.
Cytological atypia or mitotic figures were not identified.
Surgical excision was recommended due to the suggested extent of disease and presence of atypia (Figure
There was minimal to no cytologic atypia, less than 2 mitoses per 10 high-power fields (HPF), and no necrosis.
8%) underwent endometrial biopsy, and 6 of these 7 were benign with 1 woman diagnosed with complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia.
Thyroid fine-needle aspiration with atypia of undetermined significance: a necessary or optional category?
Despite an overall thinning of the epidermis and focal areas of cytologic atypia, there was no morphologic evidence that the protective function of this tissue was compromised by age.
The correlation of nuclear atypia in histology and bony invasion is unknown, with disparity in the findings.
Atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance where the cytologic findings were not convincingly benign, yet the degree of cellular or architectural atypia was insufficient for an interpretation of follicular neoplasm, Hurthle cell neoplasm, or suspicious for malignancy.
A patient with an equivocal biopsy or small acinar proliferation, or atypia, could potentially have the presence of cancer confirmed by a positive test on the nearby stroma, thereby saving the patient repeat biopsies," stated Dr.
Another reason why seemingly benign lesions are sometimes excised is on the basis of atypia.