Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2009 / Article / Tab 5

Clinical Study

A Prospective Comparison of EUS-Guided FNA Using 25-Gauge and 22-Gauge Needles

Table 5

Comparison of EUS-FNA of pancreatic masses with the 22-gauge and 25-gauge needles.

22G25G

Accuracy75% (9/12)91.7% (11/12)N.S
Visibility of the needle1.83 0.371.83 0.37N.S
Ease of puncture1.17 0.551.83 0.37
Quantity of the specimens obtained1.58 0.761.83 0.37

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