• Users Online:564
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-24

EUS-through-the-needle microbiopsy forceps in pancreatic cystic lesions: A systematic review


1 Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Clinic, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova; Department of Gastroenterology, “Dr. Carol Davila” Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania; Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Colentina Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
4 Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
5 Department of Gastroenterology, Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Adrian Saftoiu
66 1 Mai Bvd, Craiova 200638
Romania
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/eus.eus_23_20

Rights and Permissions

Pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) are being increasingly encountered in clinical practice, and sometimes, they can represent a diagnostic challenge. Recently, a through-the-needle micro forceps biopsy (MFB) device was introduced in the endosonography practice to facilitate EUS-guided sampling of PCLs. The aim was to perform a systematic review of studies evaluating the technical aspects, safety, and efficacy of the EUS-guided MFB for PCLs. A literature search was performed in three major databases, PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science in September 2019 using the search terms: “through-the-needle,” “biopsy forceps,” “microforceps,” “endoscopic ultrasound,” and “endosonography.” Case reports and case series with <10 patients were excluded from the analysis. Altogether nine studies reporting on 463 patients were included in our systematic review. The mean age of the patients was 68.3 years, with a slight female predominance (60.9%). Most of the cysts were located in the body/tail of the pancreas (61.2%), with an overall mean size of 33 mm. The technical success of EUS-guided MFB was reported in 98.5%. The tissue acquisition yield reported was 88.2%, and the diagnostic accuracy was 68.6%. Adverse events were reported in 9.7%. EUS-guided MFB is technically feasible, safe, and has a high diagnostic accuracy for PCLs.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2774    
    Printed82    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded209    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal