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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
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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In 47/55 cases the diagnosis was same on both cytology and histology, but 8 suspicious cytosmear cases turned out to be ductal carcinoma in 5 cases, gynecomastia in 3 cases on histology.
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)
Parameters that were analyzed in the smear (both cytosmear and modified brush biopsy samples) included enlarged nuclei, nuclear pleomorphism, nuclear borders, nucleocytoplasmic (N/C) ratio, number of nuclei, binucleation, keratinization, tadpole forms, hyperchromatism, chromatin pattern, and distribution and discrepancy in N/C maturation.