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Noun1.cytosmear - 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
cytologic specimen - a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis
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H and EX40 Cytosmear with Monomorphic Tumour Cells in abundant Chondromyxoid Matrix
Only eight cases were reported as suspicious lesion on cytosmear. Out of above cytodiagnosis cases, only 55 cases underwent biopsy, i.e., (33 lumpectomy, 9 simple mastectomy, and 13 modified radical mastectomy) for further evaluation and management.
The cytosmear however, was non-contributory as it revealed only few squamous cells and occasional foamy histiocytes.
(Left) Cytosmear showing (arrow) Lymphocytes Impinging on Thyroid Follicular Cells suggestive of Follicular Destruction in a Case of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (400X Leishman-Giemsa stain); (Right) Histopathological Section of same case of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (100X, H and E stain)