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