cercariform cell

cercariform cell

An intermediate urothelial cell characterised by a nucleated, globular body and a long slender cytoplasmic process with a blunt end. Cercarial cells are reported to be the most frequent—and possibly specific—of various cytologic findings in metastatic transitional cell carcinoma.
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(11) Samad et al (12) recently demonstrated the presence of cercariform cells (Figure 1, B, inset); moreover, large cytoplasmic vacuoles in SPN are very useful clues in challenging cases, and also for differentiating SPN from other pancreatic tumors.
Cercariform cells: another cytologic feature distinguishing solid pseudopapillary neoplasms from pancreatic endocrine neoplasms and acinar cell carcinomas in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates.
Numerous tumor cells show ill-defined granular cytoplasm with cytoplasmic "elongations" and on occasion, nuclear grooves (Figure 1, B).11 Samad et al (12) recently demonstrated the presence of cercariform cells (Figure 1, B, inset); moreover, large cytoplasmic vacuoles in SPN are very useful clues in challenging cases, and also for differentiating SPN from other pancreatic tumors.