Sampling Method for Pancreatic Tissue Examination

  • Parviz M. Pour
  • Yoichi Konishi
  • Günter Klöppel
  • Daniel S. Longnecker


The accurate diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer require careful examination and sampling of tissue. Although several methods can be used for tissue sampling, it is advisable to use a standard, internationally accepted method that should be simple but adequate to obtain the most possible information for assessment of curative value and prognosis and for statistical evaluation. We introduce the gross sampling method for pancreatic tissue examination, according to the general rules adopted by the Committee of the Pancreatic Society of Japan [1].


Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Duct Core Needle Biopsy Methyl Benzoate Enzyme Histochemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parviz M. Pour
    • 1
  • Yoichi Konishi
    • 2
  • Günter Klöppel
    • 3
  • Daniel S. Longnecker
    • 4
  1. 1.The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer; Department of Pathology and MicrobiologyUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oncological Pathology, Cancer CenterNara Medical CollegeKashihara, NaraJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Academy Hospital JetteFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Department of PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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