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This excellent little monograph details the author's experience in the cytologic diagnosis of gastritis and gastric cancer. Since 1954 he has done some 3,500 cytologic examinations with a diagnostic accuracy of 96.4% for carcinoma of the stomach.
In the first part of the book the author discusses cytology in general, methods of procedure, and assessment of smears. For the collection of gastric specimens preference is given to simple saline lavage. The second part of the book is concerned with the differential diagnosis of exfoliated cells and considers contaminating cells, carcinoma, pernicious anemia, and gastritis. Sources of diagnostic error are discussed.
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Gastric Cytology: Principles, Methods and Results.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:597. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-597_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):597.
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