This study aimed to correlate the diagnostic efficiency of brushing cytology versus endoscopic biopsies ‎in the diagnosis of various gastro-intestinal lesions with especial reference to gastric tumours.‎
‎ Eighty three patients who had visible mucosal lesions were studied. All lesions were brushed and ‎biopsied and were read blindly by one pathologist‏ ‏‎.‎
The sensetivety and positive predictive values for brushing cytology were 91.3% and 84.6% respectively, ‎while specificity and negative predictive value were 93.3% and 96.5%‎‏ ‏respectively. The cumulative ‎diagnostic yield for both test was 92.7%‎‏.‏‎ ‎‏ ‏
‎ We concluded that brush cytology is a convenient, safe & accurate technique for the diagnosis of ‎various gastro intestinal lesions which should be used concurrently with endoscopic biopsies