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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Atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance: outcome predictions based on human papillomavirus testing.
Human papillomavirus detection and histologic findings in women referred for atypical glandular cells or adenocarcinoma in situ in their Pap smears.
Atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance (AGUS): cytopathologic features, histopathologic results, and human papillomavirus DNA detection.
Lack of adherence to practice guidelines for women with atypical glandular cells on cervical cytology.
Clinical significance of a cytologic diagnosis of atypical glandular cells, favor endometrial origin, in Pap smears.
Clinical significance of atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance, favor endometrial origin.
Significant Benign Histologic Diagnoses and High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (hrHPV) Results Reported in 212 Cases of Atypical Glandular Cells With Nonneoplastic Follow-up Histologic Diagnoses [hrHPV.
Atypical glandular cell Pap test results also detected 5 cases of precancerous complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia.

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