Core biopsy needle versus standard aspiration needle for endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling of solid pancreatic masses: a randomized parallel-group study.

@article{Lee2014CoreBN,
  title={Core biopsy needle versus standard aspiration needle for endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling of solid pancreatic masses: a randomized parallel-group study.},
  author={Yun Nah Lee and Jong Ho Moon and Hee Kyung Kim and Hyun Jong Choi and Moon Han Choi and Dong Choon Kim and Tae Hoon Lee and Sang-Woo Cha and Young Deok Cho and S. -T. Park},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1056-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) device using a core biopsy needle was developed to improve diagnostic accuracy by simultaneously obtaining cytological aspirates and histological core samples. We prospectively compared the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNB with standard EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in patients with solid pancreatic masses. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2012 and May 2013, consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING