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Diagn Cytopathol. 1999 Aug;21(2):122-4.

Aluminum silicate-containing psammoma bodies in a cervicovaginal smear (Pap): cytological, ultrastructural, and radiographic microprobe studies.

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  • 1Division of Cytology and Cytometry, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.


Psammoma body is a rare finding in a cervicovaginal smear and can be associated with either benign or malignant diseases. Here we report a case to illustrate the association of psammoma bodies with benign granulomatous reactions to a foreign material (aluminum silicate).

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