This animation describes Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA), an endoscopic procedure used to obtain detailed images of the digestive tract, including the pancreas and surrounding abdominal organs and tissue samples for analysis. This procedure helps your doctor to diagnose, stage, or even rule out the presence of pancreatic disease or cancer, to determine the best course of treatment.
This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
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