CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2018; 06(11): E1379-E1381
DOI: 10.1055/a-0743-5477
Case report
Owner and Copyright © Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2018

Mucinous cystic neoplasm diagnosed by EUS-guided microforceps biopsy

Jordan Orr
1  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
Robert Lockwood
1  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
Safia Salaria
2  Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
Anthony Gamboa
1  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
,
Patrick Yachimski
1  Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Publication History

submitted 11 May 2018

accepted after revision 24 July 2018

Publication Date:
07 November 2018 (online)

  

Abstract

Background and study aims Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of the pancreas have malignant potential. Current methods for diagnosing MCNs are inadequate. The aim of this case series is to present a novel method for establishing the diagnosis of MCNs. Clinical information from three patients seen at our institution was collected for a case series presentation. Patients were selected retrospectively based on diagnostic results. Three patients were diagnosed with MCNs based on histopathology obtained via microforceps biopsy. Evolving tissue acquisition techniques, such as microforceps intracystic biopsy, have improved the diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).