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Beyond cytomorphology: Expanding the diagnostic potential for biliary cytology.
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PMID:  22619128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Malignancy of the extrahepatic biliary tract is a difficult and crucial diagnosis, both clinically and pathologically. Cytologic evaluation of brushings obtained endoscopically from the biliary tree is currently the standard of care in most institutions. However, bile duct brushing cytology has been plagued by low sensitivity and interpretative difficulties in differentiating reactive from malignant cytology. This review outlines both the difficulties presented by cytomorphology and the potential of new diagnostic techniques that promise to increase sensitivity without sacrificing the high specificity of cytomorphology. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2012;40:536-541 © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Barbara E Chadwick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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