Comparison of the Influence of Plastic and Fully Covered Metal Biliary Stents on the Accuracy of EUS-FNA for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 05/04/2012

In a retrospective cohort trial, EUS–FNA was found to be highly accurate and safe in diagnosing patients with suspected pancreatic cancer, even in the presence of a plastic or metallic biliary stent. The presence of a stent did not contribute to a higher false–positive cytology rate.

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