Adjunctive endoscopic brush cytology in the detection of upper gastrointestinal malignancy.

@article{ODonoghue1995AdjunctiveEB,
  title={Adjunctive endoscopic brush cytology in the detection of upper gastrointestinal malignancy.},
  author={Joseph M O'Donoghue and Paul G. Horgan and Martin K O'Donohoe and Julianne Byrne and Deirdre M O'hanlon and Maureen McGuire and H Fred Given},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={28-34}
}
The role of exfoliative cytology as an adjunct to endoscopic biopsy in the detection of upper gastrointestinal malignancy is controversial insofar as some claim that its use is of little clinical benefit. The role of cytology in the differentiation of benign from malignant mucosal lesions in 2,183 consecutive patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy was examined. Malignancy was confirmed in 394 patients. Both endoscopic biopsy and cytology were positive in 275 of 394 (69.8%) patients… CONTINUE READING