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Oral cytology revisited

Cytologists have long pondered the potential use of cytology for the early diagnosis of oral cancer. However, oral cytology has always suffered from poor sensitivity and specificity, largely because of the difficulty in obtained adequate specimens. Interest has recently been revived due to the introduction of a cytobrush for cell collection as well as a computer-assisted analysis (Oral CDx®). as described in this review paper in the Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine.