EUS-guided fine needle biopsy sampling using a novel fork-tip needle

Post written by Pujan Kandel, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. This was a single center retrospective case control study. All the consecutive samples from EUS-FNB-SCs were matched in a 1:3 ratio by the lesion site (e.g. pancreatic head) and needle gauge (i.e. 19, 22, and 25 gauge) to recent random …

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Pilot study: EUS forceps biopsy

Yousuke Nakai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan discusses this New Methods article, "A pilot study of EUS-guided through-the-needle forceps biopsy (with video)." In this pilot study, we evaluated EUS-guided through-the-needle forceps biopsy (EUS-TTNFB), using a 0.75-mm biopsy forceps through a 19-gauge FNA …

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Immediate control of acute intracystic arterial hemorrhage

Vinay Dhir, MD, from the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospitals, in Mumbai, India presents this VideoGIE case, "Immediate control of acute intracystic arterial hemorrhage after EUS-FNA by EUS-guided fine-needle injection." This video describes stopping of intra-arterial bleeding following EUS-guided cyst aspiration by utilizing EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA). This 60-year-old patient was referred to us …

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Pathogenic alteration frequency by EUS FNA in malignant lymph node

Ferga C. Gleeson, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA discusses this Original Article, "Frequency of mitogen-activated protein kinase and phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling pathway pathogenic alterations in EUS-FNA sampled malignant lymph nodes in rectal cancer with theranostic potential." We have previously characterized EUS FNA cytology specimens by targeted …

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Wet suction technique

Rajeev Attam, MD, from the Southern California Permanente Group, Kaiser Permanente, in Downey, California, USA discusses this Original Article "'Wet suction technique (WEST)': a novel way to enhance the quality of EUS-FNA aspirate. Results of a prospective, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial using a 22-gauge needle for EUS-FNA of solid lesions." Wet suction technique involves replacement …

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