PMID: 46663Jan 1, 1975

A comparative study of the Papanicolaou staining method and the fat stain technique in malignant and non-malignant lesions of the urinary tract

Acta Cytologica
K KyrkosS Candreviotou


We have collected urine specimens from cases of malignant and nonmalignant lesions of the urinary system and have proceeded to a comparative study of these cases with their clinicopathologic findings after staining them with the Papanicolaou method and the fat stain method. It was found that the fat stain is not specific for renal cell carcinoma only. However, a combination of fat stain and Papanicolaou stain as a second check up of potential malignancy would be the best way of examination.

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Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
Genitourinary Cancer
Differential Diagnosis
Carcinoma, Cribriform
Staining and Labeling
Malignant Neoplasm of Urinary Bladder
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