The study of cytology in duodenal and/or pure pancreatic juice has been proposed in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In our experience the sensitivity of cytology in duodenal juice, collected during Secretin-Cholecystokinin test, in diagnosing pancreatic cancer was 66.6%. False positive results were obtained only rarely (1.4%) in patients with chronic pancreatitis and benign diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The cytological evaluation of pure pancreatic juice, obtained by ERCP, increases sensitivity up to 80-90%, especially when the combination of the results of ERCP and cytology is performed. Cytological examination of duodenal and/or pure pancreatic juice is a useful tool in detecting pancreatic malignancy and in differential diagnosis with chronic pancreatitis.

Cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer / Del Favero, G.; Fabris, C.; Angonese, C.; Basso, D.; Rebuffi, A.; Costantin, G.; Matarazzo, R.; Di Mario, F.; Naccarato, R.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PANCREATOLOGY. - ISSN 0169-4197. - 3:SUPPL. 1(1988), pp. S137-S142.

Cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Basso, D.;MATARAZZO, RUBEN;Di Mario, F.;
1988

Abstract

The study of cytology in duodenal and/or pure pancreatic juice has been proposed in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In our experience the sensitivity of cytology in duodenal juice, collected during Secretin-Cholecystokinin test, in diagnosing pancreatic cancer was 66.6%. False positive results were obtained only rarely (1.4%) in patients with chronic pancreatitis and benign diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The cytological evaluation of pure pancreatic juice, obtained by ERCP, increases sensitivity up to 80-90%, especially when the combination of the results of ERCP and cytology is performed. Cytological examination of duodenal and/or pure pancreatic juice is a useful tool in detecting pancreatic malignancy and in differential diagnosis with chronic pancreatitis.
Cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer / Del Favero, G.; Fabris, C.; Angonese, C.; Basso, D.; Rebuffi, A.; Costantin, G.; Matarazzo, R.; Di Mario, F.; Naccarato, R.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PANCREATOLOGY. - ISSN 0169-4197. - 3:SUPPL. 1(1988), pp. S137-S142.
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