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ENDOSCOPIC BIOPSIES VERSUS BRUSHING ‎CYTOLOGY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF VARIOUS GASTRO ‎INTESTINAL LESIONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ‎GASTRIC TUMOURS

Jasim M Al-Diab --- Fatah Abdul Sahib --- Sarkis K Strak

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2005 Volume: 11 Issue: 2 Pages: 50-54
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This study aimed to correlate the diagnostic efficiency of brushing cytology versus endoscopic biopsies ‎in the diagnosis of various gastro-intestinal lesions with especial reference to gastric tumours.‎‎ Eighty three patients who had visible mucosal lesions were studied. All lesions were brushed and ‎biopsied and were read blindly by one pathologist‏ ‏‎.‎The sensetivety and positive predictive values for brushing cytology were 91.3% and 84.6% respectively, ‎while specificity and negative predictive value were 93.3% and 96.5%‎‏ ‏respectively. The cumulative ‎diagnostic yield for both test was 92.7%‎‏.‏‎ ‎‏ ‏‎ We concluded that brush cytology is a convenient, safe & accurate technique for the diagnosis of ‎various gastro intestinal lesions which should be used concurrently with endoscopic biopsies