Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis by EUS-FNA by using a 22-gauge needle based on the International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria.

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BACKGROUND It is controversial whether EUS-guided FNA by using 22-gauge (G) needles is useful for the diagnosis or evaluation of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of EUS-FNA by 22-G needles for the histopathological diagnosis of AIP. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING Single academic center. PATIENTS A total of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.05.014

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