MCQ – 88780


A 60-year-old man presents with a 4-month history of increasing weight loss and shortness of breath. He has smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 20 years. His past medical history is significant for emphysema and chronic bronchitis. A chestX-ray shows a mass in the left main stem bronchus. Cytologic examination of a bronchial brushing shows pleomorphic keratinized cells with large irregular and pyknotic nuclei. These cells would most likely show which of the following patterns of arrangement on cytologic examination?


Follicular configuration


Glandular structures



D. Rosettes

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