Quantitative analysis of K-ras gene mutation in pancreatic tissue obtained by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration: clinical utility for diagnosis of pancreatic tumor

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OBJECTIVES:Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become established in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The combination of pathological diagnosis and analysis for mutant K-ras gene was investigated to improve the accuracy of diagnosis.METHODS:EUS-FNA was performed in 34 patients with pancreatic masses (26 adenocarcinomas… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2002.05980.x

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