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EUS Tissue Sampling: What Are We Talking About?

  • Luca SaragoniEmail author
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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound–guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS FNA) has made pathological diagnosis easy in pancreatic neoplasms, lymph node diseases at various sites, gastrointestinal submucosal lesions, perirectal, and adrenal and mediastinal masses. The need of on-site cytopathologist and the inability to reliably assess for molecular markers are important limitations of EUS FNA.

EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) that samples the core of tissue is an exciting recent development in the field of diagnostic EUS, also allowing ancillary analyses, such as immunoistochemistry and molecular biology.

Keywords

EUS FNA EUS FNB Pathology Diagnosis Adequacy Accuracy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyG.B. Morgagni-L. Pierantoni HospitalForlìItaly

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