Columnar epithelium in a nasal smear

General clinical examination of nasal mucus

In healthy people, smears obtained by scraping from the posterior part of the inferior turbinate and stained according to Wright-Giemsa reveal cylindrical, ciliated cylindrical, goblet and basal cells, which are stained pale blue; eosinophils, basophils and mast cells are absent, the number of neutrophils and bacteria is insignificant; the content of goblet cells does not exceed 50% of the total number of epithelial cells. Continue reading “Cylindrical epithelium in a nasal smear”