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stippling

 [stip´ling]
a spotted condition or appearance, such as an appearance of the retina as if dotted with light and dark points, or the spotted appearance of the erythrocytes in basophilia.
gingival stippling the presence of a minutely lobulated surface on the gingiva, like that of an orange peel; it is a normal adaptive process, varying from one person to another. Its absence or reduction indicates gingival disease.

stip·pling

(stip'ling),
1. A speckling of a blood cell or other structure with fine dots when exposed to the action of a basic stain, due to the presence of free basophil granules in the cell protoplasm. Synonym(s): punctate basophilia
2. An orange peel appearance of the attached gingiva.
3. A roughening of the surfaces of a denture base to stimulate natural gingival stippling.

stippling

/stip·pling/ (stip´ling) a spotted condition or appearance, as an appearance of the retina as if dotted with light and dark points, or the appearance of red blood cells in basophilia.

stippling

Etymology: D, stippen, to prick
1 the appearance of colored dots in some cells when stained. Red stippling in blood cells stained with eosin hematoxylin is a sign of malaria. Blue stippling in red blood cells stained with Wright's stain can be a sign of lead poisoning.
2 the appearance of the retina, as if dotted with light and dark points. See also gingival stippling.
A punctate appearance or, in radiology, white granularity in a radiolucent background, similar to ‘salt-and-pepper’
Endoscopy-colonoscopy A pattern of fine granularity of the mucosa, seen in early ulcerative colitis
Oesophagoscopy A pattern in esophagitides due to corrosive agents, reflux, infections—e.g., candidiasis—or radiation therapy
Haematology See Basophilic stippling
Imaging Bone Punctate calcifications in epiphyseal ossification centers, which may occur in congenital calcific chondrodystrophy, congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism), ischemic necrosis (osteochondrosis), multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, pituitary gigantism, sclerotic osteopetrosis or osteopoikilosis
Imaging-Kidneys A pattern seen in papillary transitional cell carcinomas with incomplete filling of the pelvicaliceal system due to tumoural replacement in the intravenous pyelogram

stippling

A punctate appearance or, in radiology, white granularity in a radiolucent background, similar to the 'salt-and-pepper' Bone radiology Punctate calcifications in epiphyseal ossification centers, which may occur in congenital calcific chondrodystrophy, cretinism, ischemic necrosis–osteochondrosis, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, pituitary gigantism, sclerotic osteopetrosis or osteopoikilosis Colonoscopy A pattern of fine granularity of the mucosa, seen in early ulcerative colitis Esophagoscopy A pattern in esophagitides due to corrosive agents, reflux, infections–eg, candidiasis, RT Renal imaging A pattern seen in papillary transitional cell carcinomas with incomplete filling of the pelvi-caliceal system due to tumoral replacement in the intravenous pyelogram.

stip·pling

(stip'ling)
1. A speckling of a blood cell or other structure with fine dots when exposed to the action of a basic stain, due to the presence of free basophil granules in the cell protoplasm.
2. An orange-peel appearance of the attached gingiva, which is a normal adaptive process; its absence or reduction indicates gingival disease.
3. A roughening of the surfaces of a denture base to stimulate natural gingival stippling.

stip·pling

(stip'ling)
1. Orange peel appearance of attached gingiva.
2. Roughening of surfaces of a denture base to stimulate natural gingival stippling.
3. Speckling of a blood cell or other structure with fine dots when exposed to the action of a basic stain, due to presence of free basophil granules in cell protoplasm.

stippling (stip´ling),

n 1. an orange-peel appearance of the attached gingiva, believed to result from the bundles of collagen fibers that enter the connective tissue papillae.
2. a roughening of the labial and buccal surfaces of denture bases to imitate the stippling of natural gingiva.
stippling, basophilic,
stippling, gingival,

stippling

a spotted condition or appearance, such as an appearance of the retina as if dotted with light and dark points, or the spotted appearance of the erythrocytes in basophilic stippling.

basophilic stippling
see basophilic stippling.
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