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Imprint cytology of ameloblastoma.
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PMID:  12227502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To reveal the characteristic features of the imprint cytology of ameloblastomas, we compared these features with the histopathological features of the same specimens. Twenty-five cases, histopathologically diagnosed as ameloblastoma, were used. Three cell types were recognized: small squamous epithelial cells which were polyhedral or spindle-shaped with some projections; naked cells with poorly defined cytoplasm showing tubular and palisade patterns in some areas; and large squamous epithelial cells with extensive wrinkled cytoplasm. Naked cells and small squamous epithelial cells were thought to correspond to the histopathological classifications of cuboidal to columnar cells, and polyhedral or spindle cells respectively. Large squamous epithelial cells were thought to be acanthomatous cells showing squamous metaplasia. Imprint cytology had characteristic advantages compared to fine needle aspiration cytology, and clearly reflected the histopathology of the lesions. Knowledge of the characteristic features of the cells observed in imprint cytology is important when undertaking cytodiagnosis using fine needle aspiration.
Hiroyuki Okada; Takashi Matsumoto; Hirotsugu Yamamoto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral science     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1343-4934     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Sci     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-13     Completed Date:  2002-11-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808942     Medline TA:  J Oral Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-101     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Pathology, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Ameloblastoma / pathology*
Cytodiagnosis / methods*
Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology*
Middle Aged

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