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Value of the Gravlee Jet Washer in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1171418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
in 220 women with gynecologic symptoms, endometrial washings were obtained with the Gravlee Jet Washer-in 135 outpatients before office curettage without anesthesia or analgesia; in 85 hospitalized patients before fractional dilatation and curettage under anesthesia. The method was simple, inexpensive, virtually painless, and free of complications. Endometrial adenocarcinoma was present in 12 patients; the jet washing samples were diagnostic in 6 of these. Reported variations in diagnostic accuracy for endometrial carcinoma and precancerous phases raise doubts as to the value of this technic in asymptomatic patients. It is valid for screening symptomatic patients provided results other than normal or positive are further evaluated. Laboratory handling and interpretation must be improved if jet washing is to succeed in mass screening programs.
J F Afonso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-06     Completed Date:  1975-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis*
Cytodiagnosis / instrumentation*,  methods
False Negative Reactions
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Precancerous Conditions / diagnosis
Sarcoma / diagnosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Vaginal Smears

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