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Figure 2: (a) Loosely cohesive group of epithelial cells with enlarged eccentric nuclei and ample cytoplasm. Numerous dissociated, single-occurring epithelial cells are also identified. Some of the epithelial cells demonstrate small but visible nucleoli and coarsely clumped chromatin. Granular debris is present in the background (Pap, ×400). (b) Ample vacuolated cytoplasm is readily appreciated in this small cluster of epithelial cells. This finding, in conjunction with the granular background, should raise the possibility of lactational change, even in the absence of a documented history of recent pregnancy (Pap, ×400). (c) Epithelial cells demonstrate hyperchromatic, overlapping, angulated, enlarged nuclei and high nuclear/cytoplasmic ratio. Bipolar cells are not conspicuous. Taken in isolation, these clusters of epithelial cells might have been interpreted as atypical or suspicious for malignancy. Cyst macrophages and granular debris are present in the background (Diff-Quik ×400)

Figure 2: (a) Loosely cohesive group of epithelial cells with enlarged eccentric nuclei and ample cytoplasm. Numerous dissociated, single-occurring epithelial cells are also identified. Some of the epithelial cells demonstrate small but visible nucleoli and coarsely clumped chromatin. Granular debris is present in the background (Pap, ×400). (b) Ample vacuolated cytoplasm is readily appreciated in this small cluster of epithelial cells. This finding, in conjunction with the granular background, should raise the possibility of lactational change, even in the absence of a documented history of recent pregnancy (Pap, ×400). (c) Epithelial cells demonstrate hyperchromatic, overlapping, angulated, enlarged nuclei and high nuclear/cytoplasmic ratio. Bipolar cells are not conspicuous. Taken in isolation, these clusters of epithelial cells might have been interpreted as atypical or suspicious for malignancy. Cyst macrophages and granular debris are present in the background (Diff-Quik ×400)