Concentration-dependent ablation of pancreatic tissue by EUS-guided ethanol injection.


BACKGROUND Ethanol is a commonly available agent and has been used to successfully and safely ablate cystic lesions of various organs. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the short-term effects of an EUS-guided injection of ethanol into the pancreas of pigs by using 2 mL ethanol, in increasing concentration of 0% to 100%. DESIGN Six pigs… (More)