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A comparison of washing and brushing cytology and biopsy in the diagnosis of malignant disease of the esophagus, stomach, and colon

Authors
Journal
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
0016-5107
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0016-5107(72)73958-9
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Cytology and biopsy are essential for accurate diagnosis of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. A combination of washing, brushing, and biopsy technics yielded positive diagnoses in 100% of cases of cancer of the esophagus, 93% in stomach cancer, and 100% in cancer of the colon. In the stomach, washing was superior, but in both the esophagus and colon, brushing technics were more accurate.

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