Objective: The aim of this comparative study was to analyze cytopathologically and chemico-physically the mucosa surrounding oral piercing to correlate results with adverse tissue signs. Materials and methods: The tongue superficial mucosa of 15 young subjects (control group) and the superficial mucosa surrounding oral piercing of 15 young subjects (test group, TG) were smeared on slides, Papanicolaou stained and analyzed under the optical microscope. Some smears were prepared for (back-scattered) scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray microanalysis to study piercing fragments. Results: Smears of TG displayed a variable extent of bacterial cytolysis of epithelial cells, fungi, hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, granulocyte infiltration, calcium formations and bacterial flora; the four last statistically significant (P < 0.05). Foreign bodies surrounded by keratinocytes were detected under both light and SEM. X-ray microanalyses highlighted piercing alloy aggression, ion release and an inverse gradient of ion concentration inside keratinocytes. Conclusions: The pathological findings in smears correlated with adverse effects of oral piercing. Ion release may be related to direct toxic effects and belated reactions because of metal sensitization. A strict regulation of piercing is warranted.

Cytopathological and chemico-physical analyses of smears of mucosa surrounding oral piercing / S. M., Lupi; Zaffe, Davide; R. R. Y., Baena; S., Rizzo; A. R., Botticelli. - In: ORAL DISEASES. - ISSN 1354-523X. - STAMPA. - 16:(2010), pp. 160-166. [10.1111/j.1601-0825.2009.01613.x]

Cytopathological and chemico-physical analyses of smears of mucosa surrounding oral piercing

ZAFFE, Davide;
2010

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this comparative study was to analyze cytopathologically and chemico-physically the mucosa surrounding oral piercing to correlate results with adverse tissue signs. Materials and methods: The tongue superficial mucosa of 15 young subjects (control group) and the superficial mucosa surrounding oral piercing of 15 young subjects (test group, TG) were smeared on slides, Papanicolaou stained and analyzed under the optical microscope. Some smears were prepared for (back-scattered) scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray microanalysis to study piercing fragments. Results: Smears of TG displayed a variable extent of bacterial cytolysis of epithelial cells, fungi, hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, granulocyte infiltration, calcium formations and bacterial flora; the four last statistically significant (P < 0.05). Foreign bodies surrounded by keratinocytes were detected under both light and SEM. X-ray microanalyses highlighted piercing alloy aggression, ion release and an inverse gradient of ion concentration inside keratinocytes. Conclusions: The pathological findings in smears correlated with adverse effects of oral piercing. Ion release may be related to direct toxic effects and belated reactions because of metal sensitization. A strict regulation of piercing is warranted.
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Cytopathological and chemico-physical analyses of smears of mucosa surrounding oral piercing / S. M., Lupi; Zaffe, Davide; R. R. Y., Baena; S., Rizzo; A. R., Botticelli. - In: ORAL DISEASES. - ISSN 1354-523X. - STAMPA. - 16:(2010), pp. 160-166. [10.1111/j.1601-0825.2009.01613.x]
S. M., Lupi; Zaffe, Davide; R. R. Y., Baena; S., Rizzo; A. R., Botticelli
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