Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesions

Background: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of abdominal lesions.

Methods: EUS-FNA was carried out on a total of 48 cases during the study period. The lesions were categorized according to the site of FNA. Clinical impression was compared with the final cytological diagnosis and the percentage of non diagnostic smears was calculated.

Results: Out of 48 cases, 10 cases (20.8%) were reported as inconclusive while a definite diagnosis was given in 38 cases (79.21%). The mean patient age was 47.68 years. There were 28 (58.33%) males and 20 (41.67%) females. The most common site biopsied was pancreas followed by abdominal lymph node. The average number of passes made was two.


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