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.
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.
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.
The cytologic smear of the ventricular tumor revealed irregular papillary architecture with a surface lining of cytologically malignant cells (Figure 1, A), surrounded by sheets of pleomorphic cells (Figure 1, B) with foci of necrosis and microcalcifications.
Cytologic smears of dermatopathic lymphadenopathy show large dendritic cells with oval, vesicular, grooved nuclei and moderate amounts of pale cytoplasm.
Additionally, attempts to identify neoplastic cells on cytologic smears retrieved from the original evaluation were performed.