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Screening for Barrett's esophagus by balloon cytology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7639220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: to determine whether balloon cytology would allow a nonendoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus. METHODS: In 10 unselected patients with Barrett's esophagus, balloon cytology was performed with a Brandt esophageal cytology balloon catheter prior to endoscopy/esophageal biopsy. Specimens were cytologically evaluated for the presence of goblet cells and/or dysplasia. RESULTS: No patient had goblet cells or definitive columnar cell dysplasia. CONCLUSION: This technique with a commercially available balloon catheter does not allow for a nonendoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus.
M B Fennerty; J DiTomasso; T G Morales; D Peterson; A Karmakar; T Fernandez; R Sampliner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-08     Completed Date:  1995-09-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1230-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Oregon Health Sciences University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation*
Barrett Esophagus / diagnosis,  pathology,  prevention & control*
Cytodiagnosis / methods
Esophagus / pathology*
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Specimen Handling

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