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Endoscopic transpapillary brush cytology and forceps biopsy in patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Authors
  • Weber, Andreas1
  • von Weyhern, Claus
  • Fend, Falko
  • Schneider, Jochen
  • Neu, Bruno
  • Meining, Alexander
  • Weidenbach, Hans
  • Schmid, Roland M
  • Prinz, Christian
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University of Munich, Ismaningerstrasse 22, Munchen 81675, Germany.
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group Co
Publication Date
Feb 21, 2008
Volume
14
Issue
7
Pages
1097–1101
Identifiers
PMID: 18286693
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Brush cytology and forceps biopsy have only limited sensitivity for the diagnosis of malignant hilar tumors. In our eyes, additional diagnostic techniques should be evaluated and should become routine in patients with negative cytological and histological findings.

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