The Value of Cytology in the Diagnosis of Colonic Cancer

  • F. Halter
  • A. Dolder
  • P. Meyrat
  • U. Scheurer
  • P. Grétillat
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Abstract

Cytology is a well-established diagnostic method in gastric malignancy. We have prospectively investigated the value of this method in a previous study in 1976. The diagnostic yield of brush cytology was similar to that of multiple biopsies, with a sensitivity of 85% vs 83%. At 96%, the cumulative accuracy obtained with both methods was significantly higher; a few false-negative results with one method were compensated by positive results with the other.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Halter
  • A. Dolder
  • P. Meyrat
  • U. Scheurer
  • P. Grétillat

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