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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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LUCENA, Eudes Euler de Souza et al. Collection Method and the Quality of the Smears from Oral Mucosa. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 55-62. ISSN 1808-5210.

The cytology is a diagnostic method based on analysis of morphological characteristics of a small cluster of cells that stand out from the epithelial surfaces, resulting from the constant process of exfoliation and cellular renewal. The study of these cells may suggest a diagnosis according to the structural changes found, being useful both in the initial evaluation of incipient lesions in the monitoring of areas that have undergone previous resection. There are reports of several methods of collecting these cells in the literature. The exfoliative cytology exfoliative cytology and conventional liquid-based are two of the best known among these methods. Accordingly, the present paper tried to establish what are the main advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications of the two techniques in question.

Palavras-chave : Diagnosis; Oral; Evaluation; Physical Examination..

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