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Evaluation of the Gravlee Jet Washer using combined cell block/cytologic interpretations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  67643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred patients at high risk for endometrial adenocarcinoma were screened using the Gravlee Jet Washer. Tissue obtained from the first 100 patients was processed by cell block technic alone; tissue from the second 100 patients was processed by cell block plus direct smear and Nucleopore filtration stained by the Papanicolaou method. All patients had histologic diagnosis by fractional curettage. Six of 12 patients with a tissue diagnosis of carcinoma were missed by the jet washer using the cell block technic alone. In the second 100 patients, no cases of cancer were missed using both cell block and cytologic technics. Technic and application of the jet washer in screening for endometrial carcinoma are discussed. We conclude that the Gravlee Jet Washer is a safe, effective screening tool which frequently may replace diagnostic curettage; however, if abnormal bleeding persists, curettage must be done.
R E Girtanner; J L Yon; J H Ford; H E Averette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-30     Completed Date:  1977-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis,  pathology*
Cytological Techniques
Irrigation / instrumentation*
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Staining and Labeling
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*
Uterus / pathology
Vaginal Smears

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