Resident Publication – Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Drs. Mitchell, Stanger, and Shuster with colleagues from the the department of Gastroenterology at UBC were published in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for their article Repeat Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in Patients with Suspected Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnostic Yield and Associated Change in Access and Appropriate Care.

In their retrospective cohort study evaluating the yield of repeat endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration in determining a cytological diagnosis in patients who had undergone one previously for diagnosis of  suspected malignant pancreatic lesions with inconclusive cytopathology found that a substantial number of patients had a definitive diagnosis with a repeat fine-needle aspiration.

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author: Michelle Seymour