Fluorescencein situHybridization for the Detection of Malignant Bile Duct Strictures: Has FISH Found a New Pond?

Wamsteker, Erik-Jan; Anderson, Michelle A.
September 2004
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2004, Vol. 99 Issue 9, p1682
Academic Journal
Routine cytology for the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic malignancies has exceptionally poor sensitivity and has spurred a search for new technology in the evaluation of these diseases. The recent study by Kippet al. in this issue of theJournal, compares one of these novel techniques (fluorescencein situhybridization to standard cytology) for the detection of malignant biliary strictures. Although larger studies are indicated, the modality shows considerable promise for future clinical use.(Am J Gastroenterol 2004;99:1682-1683)


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