CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2020; 11(02): 099-105
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714046
Review Article

EUS-Guided FNA: Tips and Tricks

Rinkesh Kumar Bansal
1  Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, Haryana, India
Rajesh Puri
2  Department of Interventional Gastroenterology, Institute of Digestive & Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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The development of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) technique has been proved to be a great armamentarium to gastroenterologists and other branches including surgery, oncology, hepatology, pulmonary medicine, and internal medicine. EUS-FNA is quite safe and allows tissue acquisition from difficult anatomical locations like retroperitoneum, pancreas, and mediastinum. The current review discusses basic techniques steps of EUS-FNA including tips and tricks. Also, false negative FNA and EUS-FNA in difficult locations are discussed. We also discussed about EUS-guided fine needle biopsy.

Publication History

Publication Date:
06 July 2020 (online)

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