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Indications and Techniques of Fine-Needle Aspiration of the Pancreas

  • Lauren Pioppo
  • Amy TybergEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 28)

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a minimally invasive procedure that is safe, effective, and accurate in pancreatic tissue diagnosis. This is especially important when diagnosing pancreatic cancer, as early detection of pancreatic malignancy improves prognosis. EUS is currently the most sensitive imaging modality for detecting pancreatic lesions. Tissue sampling can differentiate between benign and malignant lesions. However, successful EUS-FNA is dependent on the skill of the performing endoscopist and requires multiple considerations, including position of the echoendoscope and target lesion, number of passes to take, needle choice, and availability of on-site cytopathology.

Keywords

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) Fine-needle biopsy Pancreatic cyst Pancreatic tissue Pancreatic cancer Pancreatic mass Endoscopic techniques EUS-FNA FNA techniques EUS-FNB 

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  1. 1.Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital, Department of Internal MedicineNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital, Departments of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and HepatologyNew BrunswickUSA

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