• Title/Summary/Keyword: Cervico-vaginal smear

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Cytologic Features of Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor - A Case Report of Cervico-vaginal Smear - (태반부 영양막세포 종양의 세포학적 소견 - 자궁경부질 도말 1예 보고 -)

  • Park, Hye-Rim;Lee, Yong-Woo;Park, Young-Euy
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.150-155
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    • 1993
  • We report a case of placental site trophoblastic tumor with cytologic features of cervico-vaginal smear. The smear revealed several loose clusters of atypicai cells in slightly hemorrhagic and inflammatory background. Tumor cells were large in size and polyhedral to round with abundant cytoplasm Nuclei revealed consider-able variation in size, shape, and degree of chromatin clumping. Cytologically, it was difficult to differentiate from squamous cell carcinoma of uterine cervix. Curettage and hysterectomy specimen revealed typical histologic features of placental site trophoblastic tumor composed of intermediate type trophoblasts.

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Cytologic Features of Endometrial Papillary Serous Carcinoma (자궁 내막의 유두상 장액성 암종의 세포학적 소견)

  • Kong, Gu;Hong, Eun-Kyung;Lee, Jung-Dal
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.1 no.2
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    • pp.121-128
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    • 1990
  • Endometrial papillary serous carcinoma (EPSC) is a distinct variant of endometrial adenocarcinoma that histologically resembles ovarian serous papillary adenocarcinoma and has an aggressive clinical course. Usually, the tumor is diagnosed at the advanced stage. The tumor has well confused with metastatic ovarian tumor of identical histology. Dignosis of EPSC should be considered when the cervico-vaginal smear reveals nomerous papillary clusters of tumor cells with macronucleoli and psammoma bodies. Recently, we have experienced two cases of EPSC diagnosed on cervico-vaginal smears, which revealed characteristic cytologic features including numerous papillary clusters of tumor cells with macronucleoli. The cytologic diagnoses were confirmed on histologic sections.

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Cytologic Features of Glassy Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix (자궁 경부의 유리질 세포 암종의 세포학적 소견)

  • Kong, Gu;Kim, Eun-Kyung;Hong, Eun-Kyung;Lee, Jung-Dal
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.62-66
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    • 1991
  • Glassy cell carcinoma is an unusual neoplasm of the uterine cervix with highly aggressive clinical behavior. On cervico-vaginal smear examination, the tumor has well confused of atypical repair ceil of the endocervix. Recently, we have experienced two cases of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, diagnosed on cervico-vaginal smears and confirmed on fellowing histologic sections. The cervico-vaginal smears revealed abundant clusters with well defined boarders. The cell clusters were composed of large tumor cells. The tumor cells had distinct granular cytoplasm and eosinophilic macronucleoli, Characteristic cytologic features of this tumor were discussed in view of differential diagnosis.

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Curschmann's Spirals in Cervico-Vaginal Smears (자궁 경질부 도말 표본에서 관찰된 Curschmann 나선체 검색)

  • Park, In-Ae;Ham, Eui-Keun
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.56-61
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    • 1991
  • Curschmann's spirals morphologically similar to those seen in sputum were found in cervico-vaginal smears of six patients ranged from 28 to 40 years of age, during 18 months from January. 1985 to June 1986. The prevalence was 1 in 2147 smears in that period. All of them had gynecologic disorders without systemic effect such as chronic cervictis in three, leiomyoma in one, pelvic inflammatory disorder in one, and primary infertility in one. The Curshmann's spirals in the smear showed varying degrees of maturation from wavy incipient ones to highly celled mature ones, admixed with thick mucinous back-ground, suggesting of their production in the uterine cervix itself. Also the recent history of undergone cryocautery, electrocautery or parturition suggest its production in the endocervical gland due to mechanical obstruction and/or change in biochemical composition of mucus.

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Cytology of the Uterine Cervico-vaginal Smear of Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma in Uterine Cervix - Report of a Case - (자궁경부 투명세포 샘암종의 자궁경부질 세포학적 소견 - 1예 보고 -)

  • Maeng, Lee-So;Kim, Kyouug-Mee;Kang, Chang-Suk;Lee, An-Hi
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.116-119
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    • 2004
  • Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of uterine cervix is rare and cytomorphology in the vaginal smear have not been previously described in Korean literatures. The cytologic characteristics of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix include : malignant cells with abundant, finely vacuolated cytoplasm ; hobnail appearance, and distinctive basement membrane-like hyaline materials within cellular aggregates. A 36-year-old woman presented with vaginal bleeding. Cytologic examination of vaginal smear and histopathologic examination of a radical hysterectomy specimen allowed the diagnosis of hemorrhagic tumor in the uterine cervix as a clear cell adenocarcinoma. Cytologic findings were very characteristic. The tumor cells had abundant, pale, finely vacuolated cytoplasm with indistinct cytoplasmic membrane. The nuclei were round to oval with finely dispersed chromatin. Extracellular basement membrane-like hyaline substance, which stained a light green color in Papanicolaou's preparation, was frequently observed within the cancer cell clusters.

Cytologic Features of Malignant Lymphoma of the Uterine Cervix - A case report - (자궁경부 악성 림프종의 경부-질 도말소견 - 1 증례 보고 -)

  • Kim, Nam-Hoon;Park, Chan-Kum;Ko, Young-Hyeh;Park, Moon-Hyang;Lee, Jung-Dal
    • The Korean Journal of Cytopathology
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    • v.6 no.1
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    • pp.76-79
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    • 1995
  • The uterine cervix is an uncommon site of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Although the cytologic findings of NHLs are well known, most cervicovaginal smear of uterine NHLs give lower diagnostic yield than common epithelial malignancy because abnormal cells do not appear in the sample in the absence of surface ulceration. Herein, we describe cytologic findings of a case of uterine cervical NHL which was initially diagnosed by cervicovaginal smear. The tumor cells were relatively uniform, isolated, large-sized with scanty cytoplasm and round or indented nuclei. The nuclei had stippled chromatin and small nucleoli. Histologically and immunohistochemically the tumor was proven to be large cell lymphoma of T-cell lineage.

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The Clinical Trial of Quicure Vaginal Irrigation on Cenvico-Vaginitis (Quicure Vaginal Irrigation에 의한 자궁경부염 및 질염치료에 관한 임상적 연구(예보))

  • Whang, Dong-Hoon;Cho, Joo-Youn;Kwak, Hyun-Mo
    • Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.45-55
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    • 1983
  • This study was intended to investigate the effectiveness of Quicure vaginal irrigaticn for treatment of cervico-vaginitis. 53 patients who visited to severance hospital during July to December 1982 were included in this study. Antiseptics used for irrigation were 1% KMnO4, 10% Betadine and Albright solution, each solution was prepared for warm ($37^{\circ}C$) and cold ($15^{\circ}C$) form respectively, Acridine Orange immunofluorescent stainiry of cervico-vaginal smear was used for assessment of effectivenese. The results were as followed. 1. On unitial examination 62%s of patients had trichomonas infection, 19% had moniliasis infection, 19% had non specific infection. 2. Smear findings of patients~who had trichomonas infection or moniliasis infection, treated with cold 1% KMnO4 or Albright solution, became>negative except case of on each group. But the findings of all patients treated with warm solution became negative. Changes of findings of patients who had non specific infection showed similar result. This results indicated that warm solution would be better than cold solution. 3. The findings of all patients treated with Betadine solution became negative except, patient who had non specific infection, showed that Betadine solution would be better than 1% KMnO4 or Albright salution. 4. Patients' feeling of using warm saline was more satisfactory than that of cold solution

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