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Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures in Pancreatic Diseases

  • Elisabetta Buscarini
  • Guido Manfredi

Abstract

Percutaneous interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under ultrasound guidance are largely employed in pancreatic diseases. Diagnostic procedures include cytologic and/or histologic sampling with fine needles (diameter <1 mm) or coarse needles to sample pathologic tissue or fluids/collections for biochemical, cytologic and microbiologic examinations. Therapeutic procedures include the drainage of fluid collections by needle or catheter.

Keywords

Pancreatic Fluid Collection Pancreatic Biopsy Trocar Technique Needle Tract Seeding Fine Cytology Needle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyMaggiore HospitalCremaItaly

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