EUS-guided fine needle aspiration of pancreatic cysts: a retrospective analysis of complications and their predictors.

@article{Lee2005EUSguidedFN,
  title={EUS-guided fine needle aspiration of pancreatic cysts: a retrospective analysis of complications and their predictors.},
  author={Linda S Lee and John Robinson Saltzman and Brenna Casey Bounds and John M. Poneros and William Robert Brugge and Christopher C. Thompson},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={231-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS FNA) of pancreatic cysts is considered safe, however, data are conflicting regarding complication rates. The aim of this study was to determine the complication rate of EUS-guided pancreatic cyst aspiration and predictors of these complications. METHODS Results of pancreatic cyst EUS FNA at 2 academic institutions from March 1996 to October 2003 were reviewed. A total of 603 patients with 651 pancreatic cysts were… CONTINUE READING