Endoscopic 'salvage' cytology was the only successful nonoperative diagnostic method in two patients with malignancy metastatic to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Smears and cell blocks of centrifuged material aspirated from the endoscope channel provided diagnosis of malignancies when other diagnostic techniques had been nonproductive. The results in these cases support the general utility of this technique and indicate its successful application in this specific clinical setting.
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|Published - 1986
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine