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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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TORRES GOMEZ, Francisco Javier; TORRES GOMEZ, A.  and  TORRES OLIVERA, Francisco Javier. The usefulness of the filtration-adhesion method in urine cytology. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp.371-375. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To compare the cytocentrifugation cellular concentration method for urine cytology with the filtration-adhesion method, mainly evaluating their diagnostic efficacy and their inconveniences. Methods: Voiding urine samples from 100 patients were processed by cytocentrifugation and filtration-adhesion to detect neoplastic cells. Results: The filtration-adhesion method is superior to cytocentrifugation in the detection of neoplastic cells, without false positive results. The inconveniences are similar in both methods. Conclusions: The filtration-adhesion method is simple, low-cost, and more sensitive than cytocentrifugation for the detection of malignant cells.

Keywords : Cytology; Urine; Filters; Cytocentrifugation.

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