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IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research

Exfoliative cytology application in dentistry- a review

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Author Details : Shaik Ali Hassan*, Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora, Francis Prathyusha

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 116-119

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Oral mucosa experiences ceaseless peeling of epithelial cells which can be assessed for the determination
of specific illnesses. Exfoliative cytology is the infinitesimal assessment of shed or desquamated cells from
the epithelial surface generally the mucous film. A few recolouring methodologies have been utilized for
investigation of smears however PAP stain despite everything stays as the stain of decision. Since exfoliative
cytology is an easy, bloodless, and insignificantly intrusive methodology, it is all around acknowledged by
the patients and has different applications. In this review, we will see how it can be used for the purpose
related to dentistry.

Keywords: Exfoliative cytology, Pap smear, Oral malignancy, Nuclear stain, Haematoxylin.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2020.024

How to cite : Hassan S A, Bhateja S , Arora G, Prathyusha F , Exfoliative cytology application in dentistry- a review. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2020;5(2):116-119

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