EUS-guided tissue sampling: comparison of "dual sampling" (Trucut biopsy plus FNA) with "sequential sampling" (Trucut biopsy and then FNA as required).

@article{Aithal2007EUSguidedTS,
  title={EUS-guided tissue sampling: comparison of "dual sampling" (Trucut biopsy plus FNA) with "sequential sampling" (Trucut biopsy and then FNA as required).},
  author={Guruprasad P Aithal and George K. Anagnostopoulos and W Vanessa Tam and Jason Dean and Abed Zaitoun and Gabrijela Kocjan and Krish Ragunath and Stephen P. Pereira},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={725-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Both endoscopic ultrasound- (EUS-) guided tissue sampling techniques, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and Trucut biopsy, have advantages and limitations. The aim of this study was to develop a strategy of combining these two EUS-guided sampling techniques in order to maximize the diagnostic accuracy and minimize duplication. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this multicenter study we performed "dual sampling" (i. e. with both FNA and Trucut biopsy) in 95 patients during phase 1… CONTINUE READING

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