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Cytomorphology of the Oral Cavities

Basal and parabasal cells (x40)



Intermediate cells



Superficial cells (x40)



Ductal cells collected from the floor of the mouth (x40)



Cells collected from the buccal mucosa (x10)



Cells collected from the lateral border of the tongue



Cells collected from the floor of the mouth (x10)



Cells collected from the gingivae/hard palate (x10)



LBC preparation collected by a stiffer Rovers® Orcellex® Brush



LBC preparation collected by  a less stiff Rovers® Orcellex® Brush



Preparation from an OSCC ulcer - A



Preparation from an OSCC ulcer - B



Preparation from an OSCC ulcer - C



Low power photomicrograph of mainly keratinizing and intermediate cells from the tongue



Higher power preparation of tongue mucosa



Preparation of buccal mucosa showing mostly intermediate cells



Preparation showing high power features of buccal cells



All samples were taken using the The Rovers® Orcellex® Brush.