[Fine needle aspiration of pancreatic masses. A study of 81 cases].

Journal Article (English Abstract;Journal Article)

Study of 81 cases. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) was performed under computerized thomography scan (CT) in 81 patients with documented pancreatic mass (54 with neoplasia and 27 with chronic pancreatitis). This procedure, when associated to the immediate cytological evaluation of the adequacy of the smears, permits to obtain 100% in sensibility, specificity and predictive value of positive cases. These results and the study of the literature confirm CT-guided FNAB of the pancreas as the procedure of choice to resolve problems of differential diagnosis in pancreatic masses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Faravelli, A; Barisoni, L; Parolini, D; Carlucci, M; Vanzulli, A; Del Maschio, A

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 1082

Start / End Page

  • 695 - 705

PubMed ID

  • 2094840

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-2983


  • ita

Conference Location

  • Italy