Comparative diagnostic performance of end-cutting fine-needle biopsy needles for EUS tissue sampling of solid pancreatic masses: a network meta-analysis

Post written by Antonio Facciorusso, PhD, from the Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, The Pancreas Institute, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy, and the Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy. The development of EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) needles has generated a great deal of interest …

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Efficacy of 3 fine-needle biopsy techniques for suspected pancreatic malignancies

Post written by Tae Hoon Lee, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration/biopsy (EUS-FNA/B) has a high diagnostic accuracy for pancreatic tumors. However, the ability of various FNA/B techniques to obtain an adequate mass of cells or tissue has rarely been investigated, especially in …

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