Brushes, Cytology, Esophagus
Definition : Cytology brushes designed to scrape and collect cells from the upper esophagus using nonendoscopic procedures. These brushes usually consist of manual, handheld devices with a cluster of bristles attached to a wire, possibly surrounded by a plastic sleeve, that runs back to a handle for external brush manipulation. Some brushes are introduced into the esophagus through another device, such as a nasogastric tube.
Entry Terms : "Esophageal Cytology Brushes" , "Esophageal Biopsy Brushes"
UMDC code : 21107