cytopathology

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cytopathology

[¦sīd·ō·pə′thäl·ə·jē]
(pathology)
A branch of pathology concerned with abnormalities within cells.
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The specific objective of this investigation was to investigate the cytopathological changes associated with sustained delivery of DHEA alone or in combination with estrogen (E) using adult intact female rats as a model.
CYTOPATHOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF A549 CELLS TREATED WITH MINERAL AND GLUCOCORTICOIDS
cytopathological analysis, morphometric analysis, molecular biomarkers for specific receptors or genetic changes, Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) analysis, or PCR-based analysis].
Dense hyperchromatic cell groups are considered one common diagnostic problem in cytopathological evaluations.
However, the detection of abnormal exfoliated cells, for instance, cancer cells by routine cytopathological examination may be limited because the number of abnormal cells may be very small compared to the number of normal cells, is difficult.
Precancerous exfoliated cells can be routinely identified in pathology departments by cytologic examination of washings or brushings from bronchi, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, bile and pancreatic ducts, sputum and urine; however, the detection of exfoliated cancer cells by routine cytopathological examination is limited because of the presence of few atypical cells in specimens, the difficulty of distinguishing low grade dysplasias from non-specific reactive or inflammatory changes, and the low sensitivity and specificity of the available diagnostic methodology.
Cytopathological analysis of sputum in patients with airflow obstruction and significant smoking histories.
Cytopathological features of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura: a study of 5 cases.
If these good results are confirmed, this new molecular diagnostic test could potentially become, in association with cytopathological analysis, a credible alternative to the systematic use of the more traumatic breast biopsies.
Standard follow-up for early detection of recurrent bladder cancer includes cystoscopy and cytopathological analysis of urine at regular intervals for many years after diagnosis," said Albert Del Nero, M.