Expert Video - 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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This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.
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