Cite this page: Zhang X. Cornflakes. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycornflakes.html. Accessed May 29th, 2020.
Definition / general
- Distinctive appearance is due to evaporation of xylene before cover slipping with deposition of air on superficial squamous cells
- More common on conventional than liquid based preparations
- It can be reversed by returning the slides through xylene and alcohol to water then restaining and recoverslipping
- Also called "brown artifact," cornflaking