Feasability of a Fine Needle Aspiration and Cytology for Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas During Echo-Endoscopy


Background: Cystic pancreatic lesions (LCP) include inflammatory pseudocysts or mesenchymal and epithelial cystic neoplasms in 80-90% and 10-15% of cases, respectively. Other pancreatic cystic lesions include cysts alone, pancreatic policistose (von Hippel-Lindau syndrome), cystic hydatid cyst and metastasis. The prevalence of LCP is about 3.5%. Objective… (More)


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