Cellular atypia basically translates into abnormal appearing cells. They by no means are a diagnosis of cancer. Any inflammation including kidney stones can give you an atypical cytology. The FISH test, which evaluates the DNA of the cells in the urine is much more accurate.
That being said, I have only rarely seen a patient with cancer of the lining of the urinary system and cellular atypia. (Actually, I do not remember any!)
So, I would not be overly concerned on the basis of the cytology. If the FISH is negative, maybe get several "FISHes" over several months.
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