Post written by Harry R. Aslanian, MD, from the Section of Digestive Disease, Yale New Haven Medical Center, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
We present a series of cases highlighting the EUS features of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors are rare and are less commonly cystic. The recognition and targeting of wall thickening with EUS-FNA is key to sonographic diagnosis. Targeting the wall is important as the cellularity and CEA level of the cyst fluid aspirate is typically low.
We present examples of the variable degrees of wall thickening of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and demonstrate EUS-FNA targeting of the wall and the frequently cellular sample seen with on-site review.
Read the full article online.
The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent the position of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and is not liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, information, or procedures set forth.