exfoliative cytology


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cytology

 [si-tol´o-je]
the study of cells, their origin, structure, function, and pathology. adj., adj cytolog´ic.
aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC) the microscopic study of cells from superficial or internal lesions obtained by aspiration biopsy.
exfoliative cytology microscopic examination of cells desquamated from a body surface or lesion, done to detect malignancy or microbiologic changes, to measure hormonal levels, and for other purposes. The cells may be obtained by such procedures as aspiration, washing, smear, and scraping, and the technique may also be applied to secretions such as sputum, urine, abdominal fluid, prostatic secretions, and vaginal secretions.

ex·fo·li·a·tive cy·tol·o·gy

the examination, for diagnostic purposes, of cells denuded from a neoplasm (or other type of lesion) and recovered from the sediment of the exudate, secretions, or washings from the tissue (for example, sputum, vaginal secretion, gastric washings, urine).
Synonym(s): cytopathology (2)

exfoliative cytology

[eksfō′lē·ətiv]
the microscopic examination of desquamated cells for diagnostic purposes. The cells are obtained from lesions, sputum, secretions, urine, and other material by aspiration, scraping, a smear, or washings of the tissue. Compare aspiration biopsy cytology.

ex·fo·li·a·tive cy·tol·o·gy

(eks-fō'lē-ă-tiv sī-tol'ŏ-jē)
The examination, for diagnostic purposes, of cells denuded from a neoplasm or an epithelial surface, recovered from exudate, secretions, or washings from tissue (e.g., sputum, vaginal secretion, gastric washings, urine).
Synonym(s): cytopathology (2) .

exfoliative cytology

A method of diagnosing cell abnormalities, such as cancer, by examining cells shed, brushed or scraped from a body surface.

cytology

the study of cells, their origin, structure, function and pathology.

aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC)
the microscopic study of cells obtained from superficial or internal lesions by suction through a fine needle.
brush cytology
examination of cells obtained from a mucosal surface using a cytological brush.
exfoliative cytology
microscopic examination of cells desquamated from a body surface or lesion as a means of detecting malignancy and microbiological changes, to measure hormonal levels, etc. Such cells may be obtained by such procedures as aspiration, washing, smear and scraping, and the technique may be applied to vaginal secretions, urine, abdominal fluid, prostatic secretion, etc.
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