Diagnostic efficacy of the cell block method in comparison with smear cytology of tissue samples obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration

@article{Noda2010DiagnosticEO,
  title={Diagnostic efficacy of the cell block method in comparison with smear cytology of tissue samples obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration},
  author={Yutaka Noda and Naotaka Fujita and Go Kobayashi and Kei Itoh and Jun Horaguchi and Osamu Takasawa and Takashi Obana and Shinsuke Koshita and Yoshihide Kanno and Takashi Suzuki and Dai Hirasawa and Toshiki Sugawara and Tetsuya Ohira and Yoshihiro Harada and Takashi Tsuchiya and Takashi Sawai and Miwa Uzuki and Akira Kurose},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={868-875}
}
The diagnostic efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology may vary greatly depending on the treatment of the samples obtained and the level of proficiency of the cytopathologist or cytoscreener. We prospectively evaluated the diagnostic efficacy of the cell block (CB) method and that of smear cytology using tissue samples obtained in the same needle pass at EUS-FNA in 33 patients with pancreatic tumors, abdominal tumors or swollen lymph nodes. An average… CONTINUE READING