|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 12
The role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic lesions
Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
|Date of Web Publication||29-Jan-2016|
Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Yoshinaga S. The role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic lesions. North Am J Med Sci 2016;8:12
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Yoshinaga S. The role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic lesions. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 18];8:12. Available from: http://www.najms.org/text.asp?2016/8/1/12/175186
Since Vilmann et al.  reported their results with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), EUS-FNA has been spread as a good diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal and perigastrointestinal lesions such as gastrointestinal submucosal tumors, pancreatic lesions, abdominal and mediastinal lymphadenopathies, ascites, and adrenal lesions.  EUS-FNA of pancreatic lesions is especially important because of its high diagnostic yield.  However, to achieve good specimens, we should consider many issues such as the selection of needle size, necessity of stylet and suction, number of strokes and passes, presence of the on-site cytopathologist, and so on. Additionally, when we puncture pancreatic cystic lesions, we should consider not only pathological evaluation but also fluid analysis.  Some of these issues are still controversial although there are many articles about them. Recently, EUS-guided, through-the-needle confocal laser-induced endomicroscopy and cystoscopy for pancreatic cystic neoplasms have been reported.  In this way, EUS-FNA will be developed and its use will spread all the more. Jani et al.  reviewed the present status of EUS-FNA of pancreatic lesions systematically. This review is one of good guides to EUS-FNA, and we can get a lot of information from their article.
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