Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono

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OBJECTIVES Serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) is a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas whose natural history is poorly known. The purpose of the study was to attempt to describe the natural history of SCN, including the specific mortality. DESIGN Retrospective multinational study including SCN diagnosed between 1990 and 2014. RESULTS 2622 patients were included.(More)
BACKGROUND EUS-guided FNA is an efficacious technique for sampling intraintestinal and extraintestinal mass lesions. However, cytology has limitations to its final yield and accuracy, which may be overcome if histological specimens are provided to the pathologist. OBJECTIVE To evaluate feasibility, yield, and diagnostic accuracy of a newly developed(More)
BACKGROUND Screening individuals at increased risk for pancreatic cancer (PC) detects early, potentially curable, pancreatic neoplasia. OBJECTIVE To develop consortium statements on screening, surveillance and management of high-risk individuals with an inherited predisposition to PC. METHODS A 49-expert multidisciplinary international consortium met to(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), and endoscopic cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) are the most frequently employed second-step procedures to detect biliary and pancreatic abnormalities in patients with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) of unknown aetiology. MRCP and EUS both give a better view(More)
The close proximity of the endoscopic ultrasound probe to the pancreas coupled with the ability to perform fine needle aspiration has made endoscopic ultrasound an extremely important technique for the evaluation of both benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary disorders. In parallel to the widespread importance of diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound, the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess whether the pancreatic phase may replace the arterial phase in the evaluation of endocrine pancreatic tumours. Twenty-nine endocrine pancreatic lesions with definitive morphological and immunohistochemical characterisation after surgical treatment (n=24) or fine-needle-aspiration cytology under endoscopic ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND It has been speculated that midazolam may be effective in reducing the required dose of propofol during sedation. AIM To evaluate the sparing effect of midazolam during target-controlled propofol infusion. METHODS Two hundred-seventy patients undergoing upper endoscopic ultrasound were randomised to receive sedation with propofol plus placebo(More)
OBJECTIVES Alterations in mucin (MUC) glycosylation and expression have been described in cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) can provide material for molecular biology analysis. This study assessed the feasibility of evaluating MUC expression from material obtained by EUS-FNA and studied the profile of MUC expression in(More)
The option of obtaining tissue samples for histological examination during endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has theoretical and practical advantages over cytology alone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, yield, and diagnostic accuracy of a new EUS 22-G fine-needle biopsy (FNB) device in patients with solid pancreatic masses in a multicenter,(More)