Histopathologic correlates of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis by EUS: a prospective tissue characterization study.

BACKGROUND Studies that correlated EUS features of chronic pancreatitis (CP) with histopathology are retrospective and only include patients with severe disease or calcific pancreatitis. Controversies regarding the significance of EUS features of noncalcific CP (NCCP) remain unresolved. OBJECTIVE To correlate EUS criteria for NCCP with histology from… CONTINUE READING