cytologic examination

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cy·to·log·ic ex·am·i·na·tion

microscopic examination of cells, especially for diagnosis of disease.


Semiliquid diagnostic 'goo' obtained from deep coughs from the lungs, bronchi, trachea, which is collected sterilely and examined by cytology and/or cultured Complications Laceration of coronary arteries, or liver due to puncture, arrhythmias caused by needle irritation, vasovagal arrest, pneumothorax, infection. See Brick-red sputum, Currant jelly sputum, Induced sputum, Prune juice sputum, Rusty sputum.
Sputum–diagnostic utility
Cytologic examination Specimen is smeared on a glass slide, stained with one of several dyes, and examined by LM; the only cells seen in normal sputa are those of tracheobronchial tree and lungs.
Culture & sensitivity The specimen is swabbed on a culture plate in the microbiology laboratory to detect the growth of potentially harmful bacteria or fungi
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Finally, 65 of the 373 patients (17%) underwent brain biopsy, and an additional 14 patients (4%) were found to have lymphomatous involvement of the CNS that had not been detected by either FCA or cytologic examination (Table 2).
One part of the fluid was routinely analyzed by cytologic examination (Papanicolaou staining).
Precancerous exfoliated cells can be routinely identified in pathology departments by cytologic examination of washings or brushings from bronchi, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, bile and pancreatic ducts, sputum and urine; however, the detection of exfoliated cancer cells by routine cytopathological examination is limited because of the presence of few atypical cells in specimens, the difficulty of distinguishing low grade dysplasias from non-specific reactive or inflammatory changes, and the low sensitivity and specificity of the available diagnostic methodology.
Several studies in dogs with pericardial neoplasia have shown that cytologic examination of pericardial effusion is an unreliable method for distinguishing between neoplastic and nonneoplastic pericardial diseases.
For their part, Andrew Fischer, MD, et al reassess the diagnostic value of conventional cytomorphology in diagnosis and discuss the role of newer technologies, such as endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound, in quality sampling for cytologic examination.
It has been suggested that cytologic examination of NAF collected from asymptomatic women might be a useful tool for breast-cancer risk assessment.
Cytologic examination of the thoracentesis fluid revealed a mixture of numerous mature lymphocytes and blood consistent with a chylothorax with hemorrhage.
After transthoracic aspiration of 100 mL of pleural effusion, cytologic examination showed an eosinophil count of 5,800/L without parasites.
Although cytologic examination of cells in these fluids remains the accepted standard for detection of many cancers, its sensitivity is typically only 50-75% (Table 1).
Cytologic examination of the fluid revealed a nucleated cell population of predominantly monocytes, which are found in normal pericardial fluid.
Cervical screening by cytologic examination of cells is one such example of medical screening where low target prevalence is a characteristic of the visual search task.