Esophageal Sponge Cytology

Cytosponge Diagnostic Test Results
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • erschienen am 13. Januar 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 76 Seiten
978-620-2-19732-8 (ISBN)
Esophageal cancer has high incidence and poor survival rate and therefore, there is great need for screening for precursor lesions that identify individuals at high risk of developing invasive esophageal carcinoma. There is no standard screening method for esophageal cancers though endoscopy has been most commonly used. Although endoscopy has high sensitivity and specificity, due to its high cost, it is not readily acceptable by patients. Endoscopists and pathologists in the country are few and mainly based in the City, making it difficult for patients in the rural areas to access their services. Studies have shown esophageal sponge cytology as a sensitive, cheaper, less invasive and readily acceptable by patients as an esophageal cancer screening method. It has also shown to be sensitive in the detection of esophageal infection especially in patients with acquired immunodeficiency disease. This sponge sampling procedure can be effectively performed by non physician medical professionals quickly and with little discomfort to patients; thus it can be used as screening method especially in areas where endoscopy services are not available.
  • Englisch
  • Höhe: 220 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 5 mm
  • 130 gr
978-620-2-19732-8 (9786202197328)
6202197323 (6202197323)
Ruth Muriithi is a professional Clinical Cytologist with key interest in esophageal cancer cytological diagnosis. She has worked with renown medical teams in medical research at Kenyatta National Hospital and Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya. Also skilled in Biomedical Science and Technology.

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