Proliferative rate in endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic endocrine tumors: correlation with clinical behavior.

@article{Alexiev2009ProliferativeRI,
  title={Proliferative rate in endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic endocrine tumors: correlation with clinical behavior.},
  author={Borislav A. Alexiev and Peter Darwin and Olga G. Goloubeva and Olga B. Ioffe},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={40-5}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to evaluate the role of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) and to investigate whether the Ki-67 index determined on cytologic material could help predict their behavior. METHODS The study included 10 men and 5 women (ratio of men to women, 2:1) with a mean age of 62.4 years (range, 40-79 years). Diff-Quik- and Papanicolaou-stained FNA samples were… CONTINUE READING

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