Role of biochemistry and cytological analysis of cyst fluid for the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cysts A retrospective cohort study

Soyer O. M. , Baran B. , Ormeci A. C. , Sahin D., Gokturk S. , Evirgen S., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.96, no.1, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000005513
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINE


Background: Management of pancreatic cysts is based on neoplastic-nonneoplastic discrimination. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) enables to differentiate neoplastic-nonneoplastic lesions and also allows fine-needle aspiration (FNA). In this study, we aim to assess feasibility and clinical relevance of cytological and biochemical analysis in differential diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lesions in patients who had undergone endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) due to pancreatic cysts.