cytologic smear

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a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

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The endocervical cells obtained by the cervical cytologic smear serve as evidence that the transformation zone or a portion of the transformation zone has been adequately sampled.
Only patients with single, first-time colposcopies who were referred because of abnormal cytologic smears were included.
Colposcopy is used to evaluate women with previously determined premalignant or malignant cervical cytologic smears.
Though the relation between cellularity and the detection potential of a cytologic smear is not a subject of discussion, the minimum degree of cellularity certainly is.
The error is common when the colposcopist has knowledge of a preexisting minor cytologic smear abnormality.
In august 2012, a 46-year-old woman (gravida 3, para 3) was admitted to Clinical Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sveti Duh University Hospital, in Zagreb, Croatia, with dyspareunia and tumor formation in the anterior vaginal wall, with neat gynecologic and personal history, intrauterine device (IUD) applied for the last five years, and normal Pap cytologic smears.
The variability in results from the studies by different workers is due to multiple risk factors associated with causation of cervical cancer such as age at marriage, age at first delivery, age distribution of women screened, and methods utilized in obtaining cytologic smears.
Comparison of nuclear morphometric parameters in cytologic smears and histologic sections of spontaneous canine tumors.
The CTT has proven to be a reliable and useful method for performing immunocytochemistry and molecular testing by facilitating the use of direct cytologic smears as a source of tumor cells in cases when the cell blocks lack adequate cellularity.
Cytologic smears of dermatopathic lymphadenopathy show large dendritic cells with oval, vesicular, grooved nuclei and moderate amounts of pale cytoplasm.
Microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti in cytologic smears.
Finally, although giant-cell tumor in association with salivary duct carcinoma is difficult to interpret accurately in cytologic smears, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of malignant-appearing, giant-cell-rich lesions of the salivary glands.