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Histopathology of the uterine cervix - digital atlas

Glossary Abbreviations

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AIS Adenocarcinoma in situ
AGC Atypical galndular cells
ASC Atypical squamous cells
ASC American Society of Cytology
ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathologists
ASC-H Atypical squamous cells, cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
ASC-US Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
CAP College of American Pathologists
CIS Carcinoma in situ
CIN Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CP Conventional preparation
DES Diethylstilbestrol
HSIL High-grade squamous intraepitheial lesion
FIGO International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
HPV Human Papilloma Virus
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
ISH In situ Hybridization
IUD Intrauterine device
LBP Liquid-based preparation
LEEP Loop electrosurgical
LMP Last menstrual period (in days)
LUS Lower uterine segment
LSIL Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
N/C Nuclear/cytoplasmic ratio
NCI National Cancer Institute (Bethesda USA)
NILM Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy
NOS Not otherwise specified
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
RB RetinoBlastoma (gene)
RCH Reserve cell hyperplasia
SCUC Small cell undifferentiated carcinoma
SCC Squamous cell carcinoma
SIL Squamous intraepithelial lesion
TBS The Bethesda System
TCC Transitional cell carcinoma (urothelial)
TNM Tumour Node Metastasis
T zone Transformation zone
UICC International Union Against Cancer
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