Exfoliative cytology of the oral mucosa in burning mouth syndrome: a cytomorphological and cytomorphometric analysis.

@article{Wandeur2011ExfoliativeCO,
  title={Exfoliative cytology of the oral mucosa in burning mouth syndrome: a cytomorphological and cytomorphometric analysis.},
  author={Talita Wandeur and S{\'e}rgio Adriane Bezerra de Moura and Ana Miryam Costa de Medeiros and Maria {\^A}ngela Naval Machado and Luciana Reis de Azevedo Alanis and Ana Maria Trindade Gr{\'e}gio and Paula Cristina Trevilatto and Ant{\^o}nio Adilson Soares de Lima},
  journal={Gerodontology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={44-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate oral epithelial cells by exfoliative cytology in burning mouth syndrome (BMS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Oral smears were collected from clinically normal-appearing mucosa by liquid-based exfoliative cytology in 40 individuals (20 BMS patients and 20 healthy controls matched for age and gender) and analysed for cytological and cytomorphometric techniques. RESULTS Mean values of nuclear area (NA) for experimental and control groups were… CONTINUE READING