PMID: 7403814May 31, 1980

Aspiration biopsy cytology of the pancreas

Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
J S Willems, T Lôwhagen


The cytology of benign and neoplastic conditions of the pancreas in fine needle aspirates is reviewed. A series of 40 fine needle biopsies of the pancreas performed at Karolinkska Hospital, Stockholm, in the period 1969--1978 confirms that the method is virtually free from complications. The diagnostic accuracy of peroperative fine needle aspiration of pancreatic carcinoma was 82% and for transbdominal aspiration 71%. No false positive diagnoses were noted. The most important factors influencing diagnostic accuracy are experience with correct biopsy technique, multiple punctures and tumor size.

Related Concepts

Fine-needle Biopsy
Cytological Techniques
Test, Cytology, Digestive
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Benign Tumor of Pancreas
Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas
Puncture Procedure
Puncture Biopsy
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

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