What is Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)?

Expert physicians describe Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA), which is a specialized gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure that uses ultrasound imaging of the digestive tract (including the pancreas and surrounding abdominal structures) and biopsy via fine-needle aspiration to allow your doctor to sample areas of interest for analysis. Patients may be referred for an EUS for several reasons that include: evaluation of pancreatic lesions or tumors; further evaluation of cystic lesions of the pancreas; and in patients with suspected, or established, chronic pancreatitis.

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Animation - Understanding EUS-FNA
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Expert Video - What is Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)?
2. Expert Video - What is Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)?
Expert Video - When is EUS-FNA used?
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Expert Video - How should patients prepare for an EUS-FNA?
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Expert Video - What follow-up care is required after an EUS-FNA?
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Expert Video - What are the risks and benefits of EUS-FNA?
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