What are the risks and benefits of EUS-FNA?

In this video, pancreatic disease specialists discuss the benefits and rare risks associated with EUS-FNA. The main benefit of EUS-FNA is that it is a relatively non-invasive procedure that provides a large amount of information and a specific diagnosis that has high sensitivity and high specificity. Patients and physicians should discuss the benefits and risks prior to the EUS-FNA procedure and determine what will benefit the patient the most.

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Animation - Understanding EUS-FNA
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