benign cellular changes


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benign cellular changes

A Bethesda System term for classifying pap smears, for changes seen by light microscopy that are not malignant, premalignant or induced by HPV.
 
Examples
Reactive reparative or inflammation-related changes, and atrophic cervicitis or vaginitis.
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9 Total * ASCUS indicates atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance; SIL, squamous intraepithelial lesion; WNL, within normal limits; and BCC, benign cellular changes.
16] Instead, more cases will be classified as part of the spectrum of benign cellular change, and the likelihood that cases classified as ASCUS are truly abnormal will increase.
Of all benign cellular changes and within normal limits categories in the Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Cervicovaginal Cytology, repair most often elicits a false-positive laboratory response.

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