Clin Endosc.  2012 Jun;45(2):132-137. 10.5946/ce.2012.45.2.132.

How Can We Get the Best Results with Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration?

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA. j1ramesh@gmail.com

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has evolved to become an indispensable tool for tissue acquisition. While the overall diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA is greater than 90% for lung cancer staging, it is lower for pancreatic mass lesions. Several factors such as location of the tumor, disease characteristics and procedural techniques determine the outcomes of EUS-FNA. In this review we evaluate the various technical factors that are keys to attaining optimal procedural outcomes.

Keyword

Endoscopic ultrasound; Fine-needle cytology; Techniques

MeSH Terms

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Lung Neoplasms
Needles
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