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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Imprint cytology: an appraisal

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Author Details : Renuka Verma, Malay Kumar, Sameera Shamim Khan, Arti Saluja Sachdev

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 110-111

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A correct diagnosis helps in starting the specific therapy in time, thus reducing morbidity and mortality. FNA, imprint cytology are now rapid diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of clinicians. Imprint cytology is simple and rapid technique for tissue diagnosis. Imprint is a touch preparation in which tissue is touched on the slide and it leaves behind its imprint in the form of cells on glass slide; studies are made after proper staining. Diagnostic cytology is the science of interpretation of cells derived from human body, which either exfoliates freely from epithelial surface or removed from various sources by artificial means.

Diagnostic cytology, Imprint cytology, Touch preparation

How to cite : Verma R, Kumar M, Khan S S, Sachdev A S, Imprint cytology: an appraisal. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016;2(2):110-111

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