cytologic smear


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cy·to·log·ic smear

a type of cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample (obtained by a variety of methods from a number of sites), then fixing it and staining it, usually with 95% ethyl alcohol and Papanicolaou stain.
Synonym(s): cytosmear

cy·to·log·ic smear

(sī'tō-loj'ik smēr)
A type of cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample (obtained by a variety of methods from a number of sites), then fixing it and staining it, usually with 95% ethyl alcohol and Papanicolaou stain.

cy·to·log·ic smear

(sī'tō-loj'ik smēr)
A type of cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample before fixing it and staining it.
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There are several factors involved in obtaining endocervical cells by a cervical cytologic smear, including the location of the squamocolumnar junction, the tenacity of the cervical mucus, the presence of cervical inflammation, the cervical cytologic method and technique used, and the fertility state of the patient.
This arbitrary classification was necessary to calculate the cervical smear's ability to identify patients with high-grade lesions and to test this unconventional use of cervical cytologic smears. This approach is consistent with recommendations that the grade of cytologic abnormality be used to guide patient management decisions; ie, use repeat cervical smear to follow LGSIL and use colposcopy with biopsy for HGSIL.[11]
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.
Use of nuclear roundness as a complementary method for differentiation of benign from malignant canine mammary gland epithelial tumour on cytologic smears. Trakia J Sci (Bulgaria) 4: 47-50.
Microfilarae in cytologic smears: a report of six cases.
Microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti in cytologic smears of oral ulcers.
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.
Microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti in cytologic smears. Acta Cytol 1983; 432-436.
Polymerase chain reaction analysis of human papillomavirus in archival cervical cytologic smears. Anal Quant Cytol Histol.
In the same way, multiple slides are required for molecular analysis of distinct gene fusions on cytologic smears. (23,24)
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. The low incidence of dysplastic smears and cancer yield in the present study may be because screening has been done on the females of 15 years and above.