Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreas resulting in death
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Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the pancreas presents a slightly higher risk of complications than does biopsy of other abdominal organs, occasionally leading to death. In the case we discuss, computed tomographic (CT)-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy of a pseudolesion of the uncinate process resulting in hemorrhagic pancreatitis and the death of the patient within 1 week of the procedure.
Key wordsPancreas, percutaneous fine-needle biopsy Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
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