Touch Imprint Cytology Of Renal Tumors: Report Of Three Cases

  • Ratnakar M Potekar
  • Ambica Chalmeti
Keywords: Touch imprint cytology, Renal cell carcinoma, Wilms tumor, Oncocytoma


Imprint is a touch preparation in which the cut surface of the tissue is touched gently on a glass slide which leaves behind its impression in the form of cells. Touch imprint cytology is an important diagnostic tool in surgical oncology. It is reliable and economical providing excellent cellular details. The simplicity, speed and cost effectiveness along with the ability to maximize cell recovery even from a tiny tissue makes imprint cytology a valuable resource in diagnostic medicine. Renal tumors have distinct cytological features that facilitate diagnosis on touch imprint cytology. In the present study, correlation of imprint cytology with histopathological diagnosis was done in three cases of renal tumors.  DOI: 10.21276/APALM.1268


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