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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-155

Scrape cytology in ophthalmology: Our experience with three cases

1 Department of Oculoplasty, K. B. Haji Bachooali Eye and ENT Charitable Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Cytopathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sheetal Bakshi
1-Rudraprayag, Bhagwant Nagar, Mumbai Naka, Nashik - 422 011, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.190791

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The aim was to describe the use of scrape cytology as a procedure for the preliminary diagnosis of suspicious lesions in case of three patients. The first patient was diagnosed with sebaceous gland carcinoma of the upper lid, second patient had squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bulbar conjunctiva, and the third patient had SCC of the skin of medial canthus of eye. In this article, we have discussed the history of evolution of cytology briefly. Different types of cytology procedures as well as advantages and disadvantages of each procedure have also been discussed. We have described the procedure of taking scrape specimen and further processing in brief. The article emphasizes the role of scrape cytology in initial diagnosis, treatment plan, prognosis, and subsequent follow-ups in patients of ocular surface tumor.

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