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raisin like cell

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high power cytology preparation with multiple raisin like cells


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.

doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.38620


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