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BACKGROUND Although atypical or suspicious cytology may support a clinical diagnosis of a malignancy, it is often not sufficient for the implementation of therapy in patients with pancreatic carcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) is a relatively new method for obtaining cytology samples, and one that may decrease(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy allows the detailed imaging and FNA not only of both intramural and extramural structures and lesions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract but also of various intraabdominal organs. Thus, EUS-FNA biopsy offers a novel opportunity to evaluate and obtain cytology samples from(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid in the USA is associated with changes in global DNA methylation in cells involved in cervical carcinogenesis. Archived specimens of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) diagnosed before (1990-92) and after mandatory folic acid fortification(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Masses in the spleen can be sampled by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) but the diagnosis of lymphoma using EUS-FNA and flow cytometry has not been reported. We report our experience with transgastric EUS-FNA and flow cytometry in the investigation of patients with suspected lymphoma of the spleen. (More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in patients with suspected pancreatic cancer, and to assess immediate, acute, and 30-day complications related to EUS-FNA. METHODS All patients with suspected pancreatic cancer were prospectively evaluated. A single(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA) allows detailed imaging of both intramural and extramural structures of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and also allows tissue samples to be obtained from masses and lesions in the GI tract. The objective of the current study was to determine the diagnostic utility of EUS-FNA in(More)
This study was undertaken to determine whether recently identified proteins could be translated to clinical practice as markers to distinguish pancreatic adenocarcinoma from chronic pancreatitis on fine-needle aspirate (FNA) samples. Resected pancreatic tissue sections (n = 40) and FNA samples (n = 65) were stained for clusterin-beta, MUC4, survivin, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP)-guided brushing has been the standard of practice for surveillance and detection of carcinoma in the biliary tree. Few studies have evaluated the role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in diagnosing clinically suspected cholangiocarcinoma. The role of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Despite advances in endoscopic techniques for sampling bile duct strictures, the diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma remains a challenge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the yield of EUS-FNA and its impact on patient management for patients with suspected cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS All patients undergoing EUS for the evaluation(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is used to detect and delineate the extent of lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, periluminal lymph nodes, pancreas and hepatobiliary tree, left kidney, spleen, and adrenal glands. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has added a new dimension to the capabilities of EUS because it permits characterization of the lesion,(More)