22G versus 25G biopsy needles for EUS-guided tissue sampling of solid pancreatic masses: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Woo201722GV2,
  title={22G versus 25G biopsy needles for EUS-guided tissue sampling of solid pancreatic masses: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Young Sik Woo and Kwang Hyuck Lee and Dong Hyo Noh and Joo Kyung Park and Kyu Taek Lee and Jong Kyun Lee and Kee-Taek Jang},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 12},
  pages={
          1435-1441
        }
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES No comparative study of 22-gauge biopsy needles (PC22) and 25-gauge biopsy needles (PC25) has been conducted. We prospectively compared the diagnostic accuracy of PC22 and PC25 in patients with pancreatic and peripancreatic solid masses. METHODS We conducted a randomized noninferiority clinical study from January 2013 to May 2014 at… CONTINUE READING