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orangeophilia

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orangeophilia

CYTOLOGY

A light microscopic finding which corresponds to the “pumpkin orange” parakeratosis of pap-stained preparations of metaplastic cells

Whilst orangeophilia may be seen in cytologic preparations of poorly-differentiated  squamous cell carcinoma–e.g., of the lung, head & neck and the uterine cervix, it is not a neoplastic change per se, but rather more characteristic of atrophic (menopause) ectocervical cells or metaplastic bronchial epithelial cells (seen here).

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