|Image1: Sputum- Group of adenocarcinoma cells. Mucinous vacuoles are present.
washing- Group of pleomorphic malignant cells. The cytoplasmic and
nuclear features are those of an adenocarcinoma.
The tumour is becoming more common especially in
peripheral and less prone to exfoliation than squamous tumors.
3. Presents mainly in cell
groups and clusters, also some cell dissociation.
4. Cyanophilic delicate cytoplasm, which may be vacuolated.
5. Enlarged vesicular nuclei,
prominent nuclear membranes and nucleoli.
6. Necrosis is
uncommon in exfoliative cytology samples.
7. Subtyping of
adenocarcinoma is difficult in cytological material.