Aspirates in this category can have all the characteristics of a benign aspirate. In addition, a combination of features not usually seen in benign aspirates may be present. These can be:
- Nuclear pleomorphism.
- Some loss of cellular cohesiveness.
- Nuclear hyperchromasia and changes resulting from, for example, hormonal (pregnancy, pill, hormone replacement therapy) or treatment influences.
- Hypercellularity accompanying the above features.