Special Remarks Concerning Efficiency and Problems in Cytology
Diagnostic cytology is primarily a cancer detection technique. In the evaluation of patients with upper digestive tract symptoms it is a very useful complementary technique, which helps to decide the exact nature of lesions discovered by radiology and/or endoscopy. At the moment, there are two main gastric cytology techniques: the blind washing method arid the endoscopic aimed method. Meticulous technical care is of utmost importance in all the cytological procedures, and it is of much more importance than the selection of a specific cell collection or the staining method.