The safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions

Won Jae Yoon, William R. Brugge

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is widely used in the evaluation of various pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). EUS-guided fi ne-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of PCLs provides cyst fl uid, which is used for the differentiation of PCLs. EUS-FNA of PCLs is a safe procedure with a low complication rate. Contrary to the concerns expressed by some investigators, preoperative EUS-FNA of mucinous PCLs is unlikely to increase the frequency of postoperative peritoneal seeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalEndoscopic Ultrasound
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fi ne-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)
  • Pancreatic cyst
  • Safety

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