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Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings


Reviewer: Xinmin Zhang, MD, Temple University (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 September 2010, last major update August 2010
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Definition / General
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● Distinctive appearance is due to evaporation of xylene before cover slipping, with deposition of air on superficial squamous cells
● More common on conventional than liquid based preparations
● It can be reversed by returning the slides through xylene and alcohol to water, then restaining and recoverslipping


● Also called “brown artifact”, cornflaking

Cytology images
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Contributed by Dr. Yao-Wen Liu, Kuo General Hospital, Taiwan

Additional references
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National Association of Cytologists

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