Safety and efficacy of cytology brushings versus standard fine-needle aspiration in evaluating cystic pancreatic lesions: a controlled study.

@article{AlHaddad2010SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of cytology brushings versus standard fine-needle aspiration in evaluating cystic pancreatic lesions: a controlled study.},
  author={Mohammad Ali Al-Haddad and Kanwar Rupinder S Gill and Massimo Raimondo and Timothy A. Woodward and M. Dileep Krishna and Julia E. Crook and L N Skarvinko and Laith H. Jamil and Mujahid Hasan and Michael B. Wallace},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={127-32}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Cystic pancreatic lesions (CPLs) are increasingly detected by various imaging studies. Mucinous CPLs carry a risk of malignant transformation but this is often difficult to diagnose preoperatively. In a previous report of 10 suspected mucinous CPLs, the cellular yield of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided cytology brushings was found to be superior to the yield from standard fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The aim of this prospective and blinded study was to compare… CONTINUE READING