Endoscopic retrograde forceps biopsy and brush cytology of biliary strictures: a prospective study.

@article{Pugliese1995EndoscopicRF,
  title={Endoscopic retrograde forceps biopsy and brush cytology of biliary strictures: a prospective study.},
  author={Vittorio Pugliese and M{\'a}ssimo Conio and Guido Nicol{\`o} and Sebastiano Saccomanno and Beatrice Gatteschi},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={520-6}
}
BACKGROUND Nonsurgical pathologic confirmation of malignant bile duct strictures is desirable for defining subsequent treatment and prognosis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is frequently performed in patients suspected of having pancreaticobiliary obstruction, but there exists no standardized method for defining the nature of obstructing lesions by ERCP. METHODS We prospectively evaluated the yields of endoscopic retrograde brush cytology and biopsy for the diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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