Utility of the Cell Block Preparation as an Additive Tool to the Conventional Cytological Smears

Authors

  • Devanshi Gosai
  • Kuntal Patel
  • Ashu Dogra
  • Jasmin Jasani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14286

Keywords:

Conventional smear, Cell block, body (effusion) fluids, Fluid Cytology.

Abstract

Background: For the detection of malignancy in the serous fluids of the body, cytological examination of
the fluid is very important. It is also of prime importance and seems difficult to differentiate the malignant
cells from reactive mesothelial cells during fluid cytology. The cell block preparation is a useful and additive
diagnostic tool when cellular features in cytology are inconclusive or suspicious. The aim of the study was
to assess the utilization of the cell technique as an additional tool along with the conventional smears that
we are using in routine practice.
Methods: 200 body (effusion) fluids were examined by the conventional cytological smears as well as by
the cell block technique.
Conclusion: The diagnostic yield increases when we use the cell block preparation method along with the
conventional smears because the architectural patterns and cell morphology are very well preserved in cell
block as compared to the smears.

Author Biographies

Devanshi Gosai

Assistant Professor

Kuntal Patel

Associate Professor

Ashu Dogra

Associate Professor,
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
Deemed to be University, Piparia, Vadodara

Jasmin Jasani

Professor, Department of Pathology, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute
& Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth deemed to be University, Piparia, Vadodara

Published

2021-03-25

How to Cite

Devanshi Gosai, Kuntal Patel, Ashu Dogra, & Jasmin Jasani. (2021). Utility of the Cell Block Preparation as an Additive Tool to the Conventional Cytological Smears. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 114-119. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14286

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