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Biliary Tract Malignancy

Clinical Overview and Novel Detection Method

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For information on specimen collection and processing, see Biliary Tract Malignancy by FISH Testing.

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Routine Cytology

Slide 9

September 2011

Once the cytology laboratory receives a biliary tract brushing specimen they remove the cells from the brush and place them on a slide. These cells are then stained with a Pap stain and evaluated by a cytopathologist. As is shown on this slide, the cytopathologist interprets the cells on the slide as showing features that are either positive for malignancy, suspicious for malignancy, atypical (meaning that there are cells that are not normal but which cannot be definitely ascribed to a neoplastic process), or negative for malignancy.

Routine Cytology


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