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Cytologic vs. Architectural Atypia??? Difference??? Cytologic vs. Architectural Atypia??? Difference???

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Unread 06-17-2004, 10:50 AM
Cytologic vs. Architectural Atypia??? Difference???

I happened to run across my original pathology report from my D&C back in January today. This is what it said:

"Diagnosis: Complex hyperplasia with minimal atypia (adenomatous hyperplasia).
Comment: Minimal cytologic atypia is present, no architectural atypia is present."

So..... what is the difference? I get "cytologic" means cells... so, does that mean the cells were minimally atypical, but there was no tumor, or ... basically.... what the heck does "architectural" mean when applying to hyperplasia or cancer?

Thanks.... just curious!
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Unread 06-18-2004, 07:41 AM
Cytologic vs. Architectural Atypia??? Difference???

Pathology reports can be very confusing . There were many words in mine that I did not understand. Perhaps you can ask your Dr or his nurse to explain them? Have you tried doing a search on medical terminolgy? I think it just best to ask your Dr though.
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Unread 06-18-2004, 09:04 AM
Cytologic vs. Architectural Atypia??? Difference???

I feel wierd asking the doc about a path report that was 6 months ago, actually!

Anyhow, a friend kind of clued me in. I'll include it here in case anyone else needs to know:

"One subtype is atypical endometrial hyperplasia that involves cells with an abnormal appearance (cytologic atypia) and often involves glandular structures that are severely crowded together (architectural atypia).The presence of concomitant architectural alterations appears to identify a particularly high-risk subgroup."

Apparently architectural atypia can be seen by the pathologist when they look at the slides under low magnification -that's when they can see the big picture, the crowding, and cytological atypia is what they then look for under high magnification when they can better see into the individual cells.

So, basically it's good that I had no architectural atypia!
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