WALTER C. MACDONALD, M.D.; LLOYD L. BRANDBORG, M.D.; LILIAN TANIGUCHI; CYRUS E. RUBIN, M.D.
The remarkable accuracy of exfoliative cytology of the esophagus has been reported by a number of authors (1-6) and the relative simplicity of the technique repeatedly emphasized (1-3). The diagnostic limitations of radiology, esophagoscopy, and biopsy are admitted; yet there has been a reluctance to accept esophageal cytology as a routine procedure. Failure of many centers to adopt the technique suggests that further evidence of its value is needed. This paper provides additional data regarding the accuracy and usefulness of esophageal exfoliative cytology.
While collection of cells from the esophagus is relatively simple, it must be done carefully if
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MACDONALD WC, BRANDBORG LL, TANIGUCHI L, RUBIN CE. Esophageal Exfoliative Cytology: A Neglected Procedure. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:332–337. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-332
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(3):332-337.
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