cytologic smear


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Noun1.cytologic smear - a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
alimentary tract smear - any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract; obtained by specialized lavage techniques and used mainly to diagnose cancer in those parts
cervical smear, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear - a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
bronchoscopic smear, lower respiratory tract smear, sputum smear - any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs
vaginal smear - smear taken from the vaginal mucosa for cytological analysis
cytologic specimen - a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis
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At this time, please review the history, examination findings, results of hematologic and plasma biochemical profiles, radiographs (Figs 1 and 2), and cytologic smear (Fig 3) and form a list of differential diagnoses before proceeding.
Liquid-based cervical cytologic smear study and conventional Papanicolaou smears: A meta-analysis of prospective studies comparing cytologic diagnosis and sample adequacy.
The study, titled "Liquid-based cervical cytologic smear study and conventional Papanicolaou smears: A metaanalysis of prospective studies comparing cytologic diagnosis and sample adequacy," by Bernstein et al.
Use of water-soluble gel in obtaining the cervical cytologic smear.
The spontaneous abortion occurred in a patient who had a history of recurrent spontaneous abortions; she was in her first trimester, and she aborted 4 days after her cervical cytologic smear with swab and spatula (Table 2).
Women with low-grade premalignant Pap smear results arc triaged based on cytologic findings alone and are not examined by colposcopy until a high-grade cytologic smear is obtained.
In an attempt to establish the types of errors associated with cervical smears in this selected population, repeat cervical cytologic smear slides of all biopsy-proven high-grade lesions were reviewed by one of the authors, a pathologist who regularly reads cytologic smears at the study institution.
Women presenting for routine cervical cytologic screening and those who had previously had an atypical cytologic smear were eligible.
The cytologic smear at 4 months may show reparative changes, but no intervention is indicated unless there is clear-cut residual CIN.
Cervicography provides excellent ectocervical screening, and the cytologic smear enables suitable endocervical screening.
The economic cost and risk of waiting three successive years for cytologic testing in an already defined noncompliant patient may exceed the cost for a single cytologic smear with cervicography.
A companion "direct-to-vial" study by Corkill et al (18) showed, in contrast to the results presented here, an equivalent rate of SBLB ec-, and they concluded that "it is expected that the rate of representing endocervical component will be maintained when the ThinPrep preparation method is used routinely in place of the conventional cytologic smear method.