[Significance of endoscopic biopsy and cytology in the diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma].

@article{Sznt2006SignificanceOE,
  title={[Significance of endoscopic biopsy and cytology in the diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma].},
  author={Imre Sz{\'a}nt{\'o} and J{\'a}nos Banai and Istv{\'a}n V{\'a}mosi-Nagy and P{\'a}l Nagy and Attila Bajtai},
  journal={Magyar onkologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={39-41}
}
We have tested the role and significance of histology combined with cytology in the diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas. Biopsy specimens and samples for cytological smear were taken by a fiberoptic flexible endoscope. In order to minimise the loss of biological sample, the residue from the brush was removed with rinsing fluid. From 1973 to 2005 we examined 820 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Endoscopic biopsy yielded positive result in 97.2%. Cytology… CONTINUE READING