Endometrial cytodiagnosis with the uterobrush and endocyte

Shinji Sato, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kazuo Shikano, Seiichiro Hayakawa, Akira Yajima

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OBJECTIVE: To compare two endometrial cytologic sampling devices, the Uterobrush and Endocyte, for their clinical applicability. STUDY DESIGN: Specimen collection and comparison in 60 women. RESULTS: Collection of specimens with both devices succeeded in 100% of cases and was practically painless. The cells’ appearance with the Endocyte tended to be dense. Nevertheless, the amount of cells collected with both devices was adequate for diagnosis except in a few cases. CONCLUSION: The Uterobrush method is simple and painless and therefore very acceptable to patients and suitable for clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-910
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cytologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • Endocyte
  • Endometrial neoplasms
  • Uterobrush

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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