Present Status and Future Perspectives of Endoscopic Ultrasonography-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)

  • Mitsuhiro KidaEmail author
  • Tomohisa Iwai
  • Hiroshi Imaizumi


The first report of pancreatic cancer diagnosing by EUS-FNA has been reported by Peter Vilmann in 1992. Then EUS-FNA has widened its application such as submucosal tumor, mediastinal lesions, liver lesions, adrenal lesions, biliary lesions, etc. Furthermore, EUS-FNA widened not only diagnostic but also therapeutic procedure such as pseudocyst drainage, necrosectomy, EUS-BD, EUS-PD, EUS-CPN/CGN, injection treatment, and gastrojejunostomy.

The application of EUS-FNA seems to be widened year by year in the future.


EUS FNA FNI FNT Future perspectives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuhiro Kida
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomohisa Iwai
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Imaizumi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyKitasato University HospitalSagamiharaJapan

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