bile cytology

bile cytology

The formal study of material obtained directly from the biliary tract by percutaneous biliary drainage, to determine the aetiology of biliary obstruction.
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At the same time, the sensitivity of bile cytology was very low, the sensitivity of nasal aspiration cytology and bile duct drainage fluid cytology were respectively 30% and 24%.
Clinical significance of bile cytology via an endoscopic nasobiliary drainage tube for pathological diagnosis of malignant biliary strictures.
The positive yield of acid-fast bacilli from bile cytology on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is also very low, further complicating diagnosis.