Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound guided 22-gauge core needle with standard 25-gauge fine-needle aspiration for diagnosing solid pancreatic lesions

@inproceedings{Berzosa2015ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound guided 22-gauge core needle with standard 25-gauge fine-needle aspiration for diagnosing solid pancreatic lesions},
  author={Manuel Berzosa and Nicolas A. Villa and Hasheme B. El-Serag and Divyesh V. Sejpal and Kalpesh K. Patel},
  booktitle={Endoscopic ultrasound},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the standard modality for diagnosing pancreatic masses. We compared the diagnostic yield of a new EUS-guided 22-gauge core needle biopsy to a standard 25-gauge FNA in sampling the same pancreatic lesions during the same EUS. PATIENTS AND METHODS The main outcomes of the study were the sample adequacy of each method to provide a final pathological diagnosis, and the concordance in diagnosis between core… CONTINUE READING