Cervical cancer: Epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis and main histological types
INTERMEDIATE SQUAMOUS CELLS: These are shed from semi mature squamous epithelium and reflect the effect of progesterone (or oral contraceptive) or diminished oestrogen . These flat cells are slightly smaller than the superficial squamous cells (35- 40u) and are less angular. The nuclei are vesicular and 8u diameter and have a delicate chromatin network. The cytoplasm is cyanophilic and denser than that of the superficial cells.