A comparative needle study: EUS-FNA procedures using the HD ProCore(™) and EchoTip(®) 22-gauge needle types.

@article{Witt2013ACN,
  title={A comparative needle study: EUS-FNA procedures using the HD ProCore(™) and EchoTip(®) 22-gauge needle types.},
  author={Benjamin L. Witt and Douglas G Adler and K. Hild{\'e}n and Lester J Layfield},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1069-74}
}
The specific needle sizes/types used in performing endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations (EUS-FNA) vary. The HD ProCore(™) is a 22-gauge beveled needle allowing for core biopsy along with aspiration material. In this study we compare this needle with a standard 22-gauge needle. Between April 1, 2011 and November 15, 2011, 18 patients undergoing EUS-FNA using the HD ProCore(™) needle were compared to a control group of 18 cases using the standard 22-gauge needle. Smears were… CONTINUE READING

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