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Georg Burger, Karsten Rodenacker, Uta Jütting, Peter Gais & Ulrich Schenck

Morphological markers in cytology

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Morphological markers in cytology concern cytometric features of diagnostic relevance. These may be global size or shape descriptors, global photometric features, such as mean or total extinction of cellular constituents, and finally features describing the fine structure of the chromatin distribution in the nuclei. The role of cellular morphological markers and their validity with respect to different cytological tasks, such as diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial lesions, tumor diagnosis or typing and prognostic grading of cancer was investigated in gynecological smears and fine needle aspirates of the thyroid and the breast.

In all cases it was evident that chromatin pattern features, which can only reasonably be derived by local resolutions at the physical limits of light microscopy, are more powerful than global karyometric or photometric features.

Keywords : breast, cervix, chromatin feature, morphological markers, thyroid

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Georg Burger, Karsten Rodenacker, Uta Jütting, Peter Gais & Ulrich Schenck, «Morphological markers in cytology», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 4 (1985), Number 2 - Proceedings of the fourth European symposium for stereology - Dec. 1985, 243-248 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=3265.

About: Georg Burger

Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, mbH, München, Institut für Strahlenschutz, Ingolstädter Landstraβe 1, 8042 Neuherberg, West-Germany

About: Karsten Rodenacker

Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, mbH, München, Institut für Strahlenschutz, Ingolstädter Landstraβe 1, 8042 Neuherberg, West-Germany

About: Uta Jütting

Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, mbH, München, Institut für Strahlenschutz, Ingolstädter Landstraβe 1, 8042 Neuherberg, West-Germany

About: Peter Gais

Gesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung, mbH, München, Institut für Strahlenschutz, Ingolstädter Landstraβe 1, 8042 Neuherberg, West-Germany

About: Ulrich Schenck

Institut für Klinische Zytologie der TU-München, West-Germany