Brushes, Cytology, Biliary Tract, Endoscopic
Definition : Cytology brushes designed to scrape and collect cells from the biliary and/or pancreatic tract through a standard cannula/sphincterotome or the working channel of a choledochoscope or duodenoscope. These brushes usually consist of a cluster of bristles attached to a wire, possibly surrounded by a plastic sleeve, that runs back to a handle for external brush manipulation. The characteristics of endoscopic biliary brushes, including diameter and length, should match one or more models of endoscopes; these brushes may be intended for reuse or, more frequently, for single use.
Entry Terms : "Biliary Tract Cytology Brushes, Endoscopic" , "Pancreatic Tract Cytology Brushes, Endoscopic" , "Biliary Tract Biopsy Brushes, Endoscopic"
UMDC code : 21103