THE USE OF THE PAPANICOLAOU STAIN TO ROUTINE HISTOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: TEACHING THE BASIC MICROSCOPY OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

  • Pietro Mainenti
Palavras-chave: Papanicolaou. Staining. Histopathology. Squamous cell carcinoma.

Resumo

Introduction: The understanding of microscopy classes is imperative to the student in human pathology. Objective: To prepare the student to observe and understand, through tinctorial recognition, the main histologic features of Papanicolaou-stained well-differentiated carcinomas. Methods: A selected case of a well-differentiated carcinoma of the tongue was used for a Papanicolaou stain. Results: The Papanicolaou-stained slides showed, basically, basal cells in a faint to a dark blue color. The stratum spinosum stained light pink to a faint blue-green and the keratin layer and the keratin pearls stained bright orange. The connective tissue stained light green. Conclusion: The use of Papanicolaou stain was found very convenient as the beginner in histopathology can perform a ready identification of the well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma aspects.

Publicado
2018-02-01