Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Endoscopic-Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_1891
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The use of endoscopic-ultrasound (EUS) for real-time guidance of an FNA biopsy needle into a lesion within or adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). EUS-FNAB is valuable for diagnosing and staging GI and mediastinal malignancies.

 Fine Needle Aspiration

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