Endoscopic ultrasound-guided histological diagnosis of a mucinous non-neoplastic pancreatic cyst using a specially designed through-the-needle microforceps

Maria Gabriella Brizi, Guido Costamagna, Danilo Pagliari, Frediano Inzani, Alberto Leonardo Larghi

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Abstract

This case clearly illustrates the diagnostic challenge of pancreatic cysts. The novel through-the-needle microforceps allowed the acquisition of tissue that showed all of the histological criteria needed for a diagnosis of mucinous non-neoplastic cyst. These results allowed us to choose the most appropriate management for this patient, which, importantly, would have been different if based on CEA results alone. Mucinous non-neoplastic cysts are, in fact, benign conditions, without any malignant potential and for which both surgery and surveillance are not necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-189
Number of pages2
JournalEndoscopy
VolumeEndoscopy 2016; 48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Pancreatic Cyst/diagnosis Pancreatic Cyst/pathology Surgical Instruments

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