Comparison of 22-gauge standard and Franseen needles in EUS-guided tissue acquisition for diagnosing solid pancreatic lesions: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Post written by Masahiro Itonaga, MD, and Masayuki Kitano, MD, PhD, from the Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan. To the best of our knowledge, no large multicenter randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared EUS-guided tissue acquisition (EUS-TA) using standard needles and Franseen needles for the diagnosis of solid pancreatic lesions. …

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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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Editor’s Choice: Linear-array EUS improves detection of pancreatic lesions

Associate Editor, Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MD, MSc, FASGE, recommends this article from the November issue: "Linear-array EUS improves detection of pancreatic lesions in high-risk individuals: a randomized tandem study." This randomized study reveals intriguing information in the relative yield and miss rates of tandem radial and linear EUS examinations in high risk individuals undergoing …

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