IMP3 immunocytochemical staining increases sensitivity in the routine cytologic evaluation of biliary brush specimens.

Biliary brush cytology is an important diagnostic tool in the evaluation of biliary strictures. Here, we evaluated 64 patients with biliary strictures who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with bile duct brushings. We assessed the utility of combining routine Papanicolaou-stained cytologic evaluation with immunocytochemical expression… (More)