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Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 393, Issue 2, pp 159–164 | Cite as

The application of morphometry in gastric cytological diagnosis

  • Mathilde E. Boon
  • P. J. H. Kurver
  • J. P. A. Baak
  • H. T. Thompson
Original Articles

Summary

The applicability of morphometry in the cytological diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the stomach was tested. Useful morphometric variables were extracted from 41 cases with known histology, and applied to 33 other cases: in all these cases the histological diagnosis were successfully predicted. Morphometry was applied an additional 39 cases selected for difficulties in cytodiagnosis. In the group of cases with suspicious cytology in particular, refinement of cytodiagnosis was achieved by the application of morphometry.

Key words

Morphometry Gastric carcinoma Gastric cytology 

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathilde E. Boon
    • 1
  • P. J. H. Kurver
    • 1
  • J. P. A. Baak
    • 1
  • H. T. Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyS.S.D.Z.AD DelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Histology and Morbid AnatomyGeneral HospitalBirminghamEngland

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