The role of smear cytology in laryngeal diagnosis.

  title={The role of smear cytology in laryngeal diagnosis.},
  author={Jan Lundgren and J. B. Olofsson and Henrik B. Hellquist and J Strandh},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={11 6},
There may be great difficulty especially in diffuse lesions, in obtaining representative laryngeal biopsy specimens. Therefore the reliability of laryngeal smear cytology was evaluated in comparison with the histologic diagnosis. The cytologic specimens were taken during 520 microlaryngoscopic examinations (direct technique). The sensitivity of the direct cytologic method in the detection of moderate dysplasia, severe dysplasia-carcinoma in situ, and invasive carcinoma was 45% (17/38), 83% (59… CONTINUE READING