Effectiveness of a new long cytology brush
in the evaluation of malignant biliary obstruction: A prospective study.
Al-Haddad et al (101) have recently reported the use of a new EUS cytology brush
that can be deployed through a 19-gauge EUS needle.
They also advocated using a combination of biopsy by standard forceps and brushings of tissue with an endoscopic cytology brush
to increase sensitivity.
Cervical cytologic samples were obtained in a standard manner using a Cytosoft cytology brush
(Medical Packaging Corp, Camarillo, Calif) and spatula.
Its medical device products include band ligators, biopsy forceps, bipolar probes, bite blocks, cytology brushes
, electrosurgical supplies, metal stents, needles, retrieval devices, and snares.
Instruments include cytology brushes
, microforceps, and a titanium basket for grabbing and removing intraductal papillomas.