Characterizing "blue blobs". Immunohistochemical staining and ultrastructural study.

OBJECTIVE To investigate the nature and origin of "blue blobs" (Bbs) in atrophic Pap smears in postmenopausal women and to study their clinical significance. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of 412 atrophic Pap smears from postmenopausal women was done to detect the presence of Bbs. The smears from 24 cases showing Bbs were further studied to evaluate… CONTINUE READING