Benign, dysplastic, or malignant--making sense of endoscopic bile duct brush cytology: results in 149 consecutive patients.

@article{Lee1995BenignDO,
  title={Benign, dysplastic, or malignant--making sense of endoscopic bile duct brush cytology: results in 149 consecutive patients.},
  author={John Lee and Joseph W. C. Leung and John Baillie and Lester J Layfield and Peter B. Cotton},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={722-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of endoscopic bile duct brush cytology for diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary malignancies and to provide guidelines for interpretation of dysplastic cytology. METHODS Consecutive endoscopic bile duct brush cytology specimens were classified by an independent cytopathologist as benign, low- or high-grade dysplasia, or cancer. A final diagnosis was established in a blinded fashion by histopathology, radiographic evidence of metastatic disease, or independent… CONTINUE READING