Safety of Percutaneous Fine-Needle Pancreatic Biopsy: a Porcine Model

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Abstract

Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed on pigs with no complications. Pancreatic cells were retrieved in 73% of the biopsies. Thus, percutaneous biopsy with cytologic examination for pancreatic carcinoma can be performed in order to plan for appropriate therapy.

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