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Wash off liver cytology: a complementary diagnostic tool to liver biopsy.
  1. W Vogel,
  2. E A Fagan,
  3. A Bomford,
  4. B Portmann,
  5. R Williams

    Abstract

    Parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells were harvested by washing the liver tissue core and needle after percutaneous biopsy. The cytological material obtained was suitable for morphological analysis, including showing the presence of surface and cytoplasmic antigens using labelled antibody techniques. This technique provides a combined cytological and histological approach to the diagnosis of liver disease.

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