Touch Imprint cytology
was done for 51 cases on freshly cut surface of the specimen by gently pressing the glass slide.
Diagnostic benefits and cost-effectiveness of on-site imprint cytology
adequacy evaluation of core needle biopsies of bone lesions.
Pre-operative diagnostic techniques include fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), core- needle biopsy (CNB), and excisional biopsy.6 Intra- operative diagnostic techniques include frozen-section, touch imprint cytology
and intra-operative FNAC.7
Frozen section is superior to imprint cytology
for the intraoperative assessment of sentinel lymph node metastasis in stage 1 breast cancer patients.
On imprint cytology
, there were 13 malignant neoplasms (36.1%), 22 benign neoplasms (61.1%), and one nonneoplastic lesion (2.8%) while on frozen section, diagnosis of malignant neoplasm was made in 16 cases (43.2%), benign neoplasm in 19 cases (51.4%), and nonneoplastic lesion in 2 cases (5.4%).
Sentinel lymph node biopsy assessment using intraoperative imprint cytology
in breast cancer patients: results of a validation study.
Touch imprint cytology
was evaluated only on air-dried Diff-Quik smears, which were brought back to the laboratory and coverslipped for a final read.
FNA, imprint cytology
are now rapid diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of clinicians.
Accuracy of touch imprint cytology
of image-directed breast core needle biopsies.
Intraoperative imprint cytology
examination of sentinel lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.
Comparision of bone marrow aspirate cytology, touch imprint cytology
and trephine biopsy for bone marrow evaluation.
(1,2) The identification of leishmania is possible by Giemsa stain touch imprint cytology
and/or specific antibodies on tissue.