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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EUS-guided trans-aortic FNA

Nah Kyum Lee, MD, and Do Hyun Park, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, in Seoul, South Korea present this VideoGIE case "EUS-guided trans-aortic fine-needle aspiration for intra-abdominal plasmacytoma in a patient with multiple myeloma." Our video case describes EUS-guided trans-aortic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for …

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Fluorescence cytology during EUS-FNA

Tsukasa Ikeura, MD, PhD, from the Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan shares this New Methods article titled "Fluorescence cytology with 5-aminolevulinic acid in EUS-guided FNA as a method for differentiating between malignant and benign lesions (with video)." 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a photosensitizer, is metabolized into protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in the …

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The 25G EUS-FNA needle

Shyam Varadarajulu, MD from the Center for Interventional Endoscopy at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida, USA discusses his Original Article "The 25G EUS-FNA needle: Good for onsite but poor for offsite evaluation?" When rapid onsite cytology evaluation is not available, cell block is used as a technique for off-site interpretation of endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration …

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