Cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in biliary and pancreatic duct brushings.

  title={Cytologic diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in biliary and pancreatic duct brushings.},
  author={Andrew C Henke and Chris S. Jensen and Michael B. Cohen},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  volume={9 5},
Biliary and pancreatic duct brush specimens are relatively uncommon specimens seen by pathologists. Not only can the findings of malignancy be subtle, the implications of a malignant diagnosis can be significant. This review focuses on cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma sampled by endoscopic brush cytology, with an emphasis on diagnostic criteria for adenocarcinoma. In addition, assessment of specimen adequacy, utilization of liquid-based preparations, molecular diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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