Assessment of percutaneous laparoscopic ultrasonography-guided core needle biopsy for the advanced diagnosis of unresectable pancreatic cancer.

@article{Maemura2015AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of percutaneous laparoscopic ultrasonography-guided core needle biopsy for the advanced diagnosis of unresectable pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Kosei Maemura and Hiroyuki Shinchi and Yuko Mataki and Hiroshi Kurahara and Satoshi Iino and Masahiko Sakoda and Shinichi Ueno and Sonshin Takao and Shoji Natsugoe},
  journal={JOP : Journal of the pancreas},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
CONTEXT Before the initiation of cytotoxic therapy for locally unresectable pancreatic cancer, staging laparoscopy is an important diagnostic method for both the detection of occult small lesions and the extraction of a tumor sample for advanced pathological examination using core needle biopsy (CNB) under laparoscopic ultrasonography (LUS) guidance. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the safety and usefulness of LUS-guided CNB in pancreatic cancer. METHODS Consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING