Imprint cytology | definition of imprint cytology by Medical dictionary
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The study of cellular morphology or of tissue diseases after a clinical specimen, e.g., a bone marrow biopsy, is dabbed on a microscope slide. It is used in some settings as an adjunct or alternative to fine needle aspiration biopsy, frozen sectioning, and other pathological techniques.
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Is intraoperative touch imprint cytology of sentinel lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer cost effective?
A prospective study comparing touch imprint cytology, frozen section analysis, and rapid cytokeratin immunostain for intraoperative evaluation of axillary sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer.
of axillary lymph nodes as an intraoperative diagnostic tool.
Serosal imprint cytology
in colonic cancer: a simple technique.