EUS-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Suspected Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma in Potentially Operable Patients with Negative Brush Cytology

@article{FritscherRavens2004EUSGuidedFA,
  title={EUS-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Suspected Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma in Potentially Operable Patients with Negative Brush Cytology},
  author={Annette Fritscher-Ravens and Dieter Clemens Broering and Wolfram Trudo Knoefel and Xavier Rogiers and Paul Swain and Frank Thonke and Christoph Bobrowski and Theodoros Topalidis and Nib Soehendra},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={45-51}
}
BACKGROUND:Despite improvements of diagnostic modalities differentiation between benign and malignant hilar strictures remains a challenge. Hilar neoplasia requires preoperative tissue diagnosis to avoid risk of inappropriate extensive surgery. This is commonly attempted using various techniques at ERCP, which have variable sensitivity and accuracy. We used endosonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for the preoperative diagnosis of hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC).METHODS:Prospective… CONTINUE READING
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