raisin like cell
Definition Raisin-like is a highly non-specific adjective referring to an epithelial cell in which the nucleus is hyperchromatic and wrinkled, and thus fancifully likened to a raisin that seems to float within a cell with little discernible cytoplasm
Examples Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma of the kidney, high-grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (severe dysplasia) in cytology specimens from the uterine cervix.
Synonym Raisinoid cell
Reference Indian J Urol. 2008 Jan-Mar; 24(1): 123–125.