Some have used ancillary diagnostic tools, such as forceps biopsy and FISH, in conjunction with brush cytology
(triple-modality testing), which has better sensitivity (82%) than brush cytology
alone (sensitivity 27%).
endobronchial biopsy, bronchial washings and bronchial brush cytology
All patients or their spouses gave written informed consent for the procedures after receiving an explanation of the risks and benefits of IDUS and endoscopic brush cytology
, the alternatives, and associated therapeutic procedures.
1) Unfortunately, ERCP-guided biopsies and brush cytology
of biliary strictures can provide a definitive diagnosis of malignant disease in less than half of patients.
Nasal brush cytology
may be used as a simple and cheap method for the evaluation of the toxic effects of DEE on the nasal mucosa and as a biomarker in combination with epidemiologic surveys.
6-8] In our study, overall diagnostic yield was 62% with basic bronchoscopic methods such as BAL, brush cytology
, and endobronchial biopsy.
Reliability of oupatient endometrial brush cytology
vs biopsy in postmenopausal symptomatic women.
61% of BAL and Brush cytology
correlated with FNA for diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma.
A large study (n = 1118), (2) devoted specifically to biliary or pancreatic brush cytology
, demonstrated a statistically significant difference (favorable to TP) in sensitivity and accuracy for TP specimens compared to conventional smear and cytospin preparations.
Lieberman RW, Henry MR--Colposcopy in pregnancy, directed brush cytology
compared with biopsy Obs & Gynecol.
4 cases were found to be false negative on brush cytology
, though not a single case of false positive was found.
SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF BRUSH CYTOLOGY
AND FNA FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PANCREATIC MALIGNANCY