litigation cell

litigation cell

A popular term for a parakeratotic cell with slight atypia that, when viewed prospectively, falls in the range of reactive and/or reparative changes, nonspecific inflammatory responses and degenerated endocervical cells, or corresponds to a high-grade dysplasia of the uterine cervix.
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He said that lack of proper litigation cell was among the main reasons behind the delay in cases of illegal occupation.
Plaintiffs' experts are often able to "treasure hunt" slides previously diagnosed as normal in search of "litigation cells."(29),(30) Most cases with so-called litigation cells will be diagnosed as within normal limits when submitted for blind screening to another laboratory along with the regular workload.(31) Thus, plaintiffs' attorneys have been successful in arguing for zero tolerance for error, even though this is an impossible standard to achieve.