Technique of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of the lymph nodes

Annette Fritscher-Ravens, Boris Brand, Sabine Bohnacker, Sreeram Parupudi, Nib Soehendra

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS FNA) is established as a safe, less invasive, highly sensitive and specific method for tissue diagnosis over the last few years. It assumes particular importance in the cytodiagnosis of lymph nodes in the mediastinum, celiac axis, and peripancreatic regions because of its immense potential in therapeutic decision making. The overall sensitivity and accuracy in the diagnosis of lymph nodes ranges from 80% to 93% and 82% to 92%, respectively. Because the false-positive results are rare on cytology, the specificity of EUS FNA is almost 100%. No complications have been reported with this procedure in relation to the lymph nodal punctures. Because of the increasing potential of this procedure in gastroenterology and pulmoology, especially in lung cancer, there is a need to disseminate the knowledge of this extremely useful technique. We describe the indications and explain the actual technique of performing EUS FNA on lymph nodes and discuss the published results on the topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Endosonography
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Lymph Nodes
Cytodiagnosis
Mediastinum
Lymph
Gastroenterology
Punctures
Abdomen
Lung Neoplasms
Decision Making
Therapeutics

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Technique of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of the lymph nodes. / Fritscher-Ravens, Annette; Brand, Boris; Bohnacker, Sabine; Parupudi, Sreeram; Soehendra, Nib.

In: Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 2, No. 3, 07.2000, p. 142-148.

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Fritscher-Ravens, Annette ; Brand, Boris ; Bohnacker, Sabine ; Parupudi, Sreeram ; Soehendra, Nib. / Technique of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of the lymph nodes. In: Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2000 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 142-148.
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