Significance of atypia in pancreatic and bile duct brushings: follow-up analysis of the categories atypical and suspicious for malignancy.

@article{Chadwick2014SignificanceOA,
  title={Significance of atypia in pancreatic and bile duct brushings: follow-up analysis of the categories atypical and suspicious for malignancy.},
  author={Barbara E Chadwick and Lester J Layfield and Benjamin L. Witt and Robert L. Schmidt and Robert K. Cox and Douglas G Adler},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={285-91}
}
Brushing cytology is frequently utilized for the investigation of pancreatic and biliary strictures but is associated with low diagnostic sensitivity. The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has presented a system for diagnostic classification which includes the categories benign, atypical, suspicious for malignancy and malignant. We studied a series of 216 pancreatic and biliary brushings with either histologic follow-up or a minimum of 6 months clinical follow-up to determine outcomes for… CONTINUE READING