Tissue sampling at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in suspected pancreatic cancer

J. G. Lee, Joseph Leung

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is highly sensitive at detecting abnormalities of the pancreas and the biliary tract. Radiographic findings may be highly suggestive of malignancy, but a definitive diagnosis requires examination of cellular material obtained by bile or pure pancreatic juice collection, brushing, fine needle aspiration, or biopsy. This article reviews the general concepts of diagnostic testing and its interpretation, as well as specific results of the various methods used during ERCP to obtain tissue samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-235
Number of pages15
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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