The data from literature on the indications and limits of gastric aimed cytology in advanced and early gastric cancer and in precancerous conditions and lesions are reported. The analysis of these data confirms that the use of aimed cytology in gastric pathology improves the diagnostic accuracy in both advanced and early gastric carcinoma. The authors report their experience on 3 393 cases in which both aimed cytology and biopsy were carried out. The sensitivity and the specificity of cytology resulted 0.92 and 0.98 respectively. Cytological and bioptic correlations were analyzed on 449 resected cases in which cytology and biopsy were compared with the histological diagnosis on surgical specimens. The values of sensitivity and of specificity of cytology and biopsy separately considered were significantly improved by the combined use of the two methods both in advanced and in early gastric carcinoma.
|Translated title of the contribution||The value of gastric cytology in advanced and early gastric cancer and related lesions|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1985|
- early gastric cancer
- precancerous lesions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging