A comparison of washing and brushing cytology and biopsy in the diagnosis of malignant disease of the esophagus, stomach, and colon

Marshall S. Bedine, Arthur E. Cocco

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Abstract

Cytology and biopsy are essential for accurate diagnosis of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. A combination of washing, brushing, and biopsy technics yielded positive diagnoses in 100% of cases of cancer of the esophagus, 93% in stomach cancer, and 100% in cancer of the colon. In the stomach, washing was superior, but in both the esophagus and colon, brushing technics were more accurate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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