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epithelial atypia

Friday 9 December 2005

Definition: Atypia of epithelial cells.

Synopsis

- nuclear enlargment
- nuclear hyperchromasia
- nuclear pleomorphism
- anisokaryosis

Etiology

- viral infections (viral cytopathic effect)
- tumoral process (tumoral cells)
- drugs (drug-induced cellular atypia)

  • chemotherapy
    • alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide, busulfan, melphalan)

Localization

- lungs
- urinary bladder
- sinonasal tract (#11342778#)
- esophagus, stomach,intestines
- pancreas
- cervix
- uterus
- breast

See also

- cellular atypia