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Want to understand the result: rare atypical but degenerated

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Want to understand the result: rare atypical but degenerated urothelial cells in a urine specimen
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Customer: I had non invasive papillary tumor removed from my bladder 2 years ago. High grade cells. Then two growths of CIS lesions after BCg and Valstar treatments
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Customer: Have had one course of BCG w interferon and no growths since. Then two sets of maintenance treatments since August. I follow up every three months. This was latest urine cytology
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Basically the urothelial cells are from the lining of the bladder.

They are atypical meaning that they don't show normal structure but they are degenerated meaning destroyed by the process of fixing them for microscopic evaluation.

So they don't look normal but they are junk cells.

I would recommend a repeat cytology

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

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