atypical glandular cells


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Related to atypical glandular cells: Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance

atypical glandular cells

A term of art—usually abbreviated as AGS—which is used in the 2001 Bethesda system (for evaluating cervical cytology) to replace AGUS (atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance), and which attempts to identify whether the cells are endometrial, endocervical, or unqualified.

atypical glandular cells

Abbreviation: AGC
An abnormal finding on a Pap test. This classification is divided into “favor neoplasia” or “not otherwise specified (NOS).” NOS is subdivided into endocervical or endometrial origin. Atypical endocervical cells are important because of their risk for significant disease.
Synonym: atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
See also: cell
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Clinical evaluation of follow-up methods and results of atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGUS) detected on cervicovaginal pap smears.
Results of the clinical evaluation of atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGCUS) detected on cervical cytology screening.
Tabbara and Sidawy (5) noted a 38% rate of underdiagnosed SIL in their retrospectively rescreened Pap tests, which also included Pap findings originally interpreted as ASCUS and atypical glandular cells.
a) Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance; atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion; and atypical glandular cells (either endocervical or endometrial) are excluded.
results, all (100%) also had abnormal Pap results, including 11 SCCs, 6 HSIL, 4 ASC-H, 1 atypical glandular cells, and 6 cases of atypical squamous cells with undetermined significance (ASC-US) (Table 3).
Neither should HPV testing be done during the initial management of women with atypical glandular cells (AGC).
Postcolposcopy management of women of any age with initial cytologic result of atypical glandular cells ([dagger]) (AGCs) or atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H) (when initial workup does not identify a high-grade lesion)
2,8-14] In our study, neither dysplasia nor inflammatory atypia was found to be associated with tamoxifen therapy, although reactively atypical glandular cells and squamous cells have been reported.
The histologic diagnosis included 24 cases of adenocarcinoma of the prostate, 24 cases of benign hyperplasia, 3 cases with only a few atypical glandular cells, and 4 cases of prostafitis.

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