Differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis by using EUS-guided FNA.

@article{Takahashi2005DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis by using EUS-guided FNA.},
  author={Kuniyuki Takahashi and Kenji Yamao and Kenji Okubo and Akira Sawaki and Nobuyuki Mizuno and Reiko Ashida and Takashi Koshikawa and Yuji Ueyama and Kunio Kasugai and Satoshi Hase and Shinichi Kakumu},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          76-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite advances in diagnostic imaging techniques, the differentiation between pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis remains difficult. This study evaluated the effectiveness of EUS-guided FNA in the differential diagnosis between pancreatic cancer and focal pancreatitis, with particular reference to detection of the K-ras point mutation. METHODS The study included 62 consecutive patients with pancreatic ductal cancer and 15 patients with focal pancreatitis demonstrated as a… CONTINUE READING
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