Oppong, K.; Charnley, R.; Manas, D.; Jaques, B.; O'Sullivan, C.; Richardson, D.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA54
Academic Journal
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the pancreas, adds the potential for tissue diagnosis to the staying information already provided by EUS. The sensitivity of EUS-FNA in the detection of pancreatic malignancy varies between 64-96% with a complication rote of about 2%. These reports are largely from highly experienced operators with the availability of "in room" cytologists. Results in line with those in the published literature are achievable at the start of a EUS-FNA service. The relatively high rate of unsatisfactory aspirates supports the presence of a cytologist for this procedure.


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