Performance Characteristics of a New Flexible Nitinol 19-Gauge Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Needle

@inproceedings{Chavalitdhamrong2013PerformanceCO,
  title={Performance Characteristics of a New Flexible Nitinol 19-Gauge Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Needle},
  author={Disaya Chavalitdhamrong and Peter Draganov},
  booktitle={Gut and liver},
  year={2013}
}
We would like to report out results with the use of new flexible nitinol 19 gauge (G) endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) needle. We studied the performance characteristics of this new EUS needle (ExpectTM 19 Flex; Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA) in cases considered difficult to perform with traditional stainless steel 19 G needles. Inclusion criteria were 1) lesion in the pancreatic head, 2) nondiagnostic prior EUS-FNA, 3) subepithelial lesion in proximal stomach… CONTINUE READING