婦人科悪性腫瘍転移における穿刺細胞診の有用性 The Usefulness of Aspiration Biopsy Cytology in Metastatic Carcinoma from the Female Genital Organs
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Aspiration biopsy cytology is extremely useful in the clinical treatment of the metastatic cancer from the female genital organs. Though haematologists have been using this method for diagnosis of the condition of the bone marrow, spleen and lymph-nodes for the past several years, aspiration cytology for the diagnosis of the metastatic carcinoma from the female genital organs is not so popular in Japan yet.<BR>During the last 6 years, aspiration cytology has been performed 264 times in 185 cases suspected of metastatic carcinoma from the female genital organs in the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo. In the cytology, 214 specimens were from the lymph nodes of the 153 patients, 26 from the subcutaneous masses of the 19 patients, and 24 from the masses on pelvic wall of the 13 patients.<BR>In our series of 185 cases, 110 were interpreted as positive, 69 as negative, 3 as suspicious and 3 as unsatisfactory needle aspirations. Though there was one false positive case, we have concluded that the needle aspiration cytology is very reliable.<BR>According to our experience, aspiration cytology is a simple and valuable method for the diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma from the female genital organs.
- The Journal of the Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology
The Journal of the Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology 17(2), 220-224, 1978
Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology