Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesions

Endoscopic Ultrasound and Intra-abdominal Lesions

Authors

  • AHM Towhidul Alam Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4355-3516
  • Md Abul Kalam Chowdhury Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Chitta Ranjan Das Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v45i1.41807

Keywords:

Endoscopic ultrasound, Fine needle aspiration cytology, Intra-abdominal lesions, Biopsy

Abstract

Background: Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesion is a safe and accurate procedure which is practiced in various parts of the world. However, this technique is very new in Bangladesh.

Objective: This study was aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of abdominal lesions.

Methods: EUS-FNA was carried out on a total of ­48 cases during the study period. The lesions were categorized according to the site of FNA. Clinical impression was compared with the final cytological diagnosis and the percentage of non diagnostic smears was calculated.

Results: Out of 48 cases, 10 cases (20.8%) were reported as inconclusive while a definite diagnosis was given in 38 cases (79.21%). The mean patient age was 47.68 years. There were 28 (58.33%) males and 20 (41.67%) females. The most common site biopsied was pancreas followed by abdominal lymph node. The average number of passes made was two.

Conclusion: Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesion is a useful procedure in the evaluation of deep seated lesions of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and abdominal cavity.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2019; 45: 41-46

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Published

2019-06-15

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Alam, A. T., Chowdhury, M. A. K., & Das, C. R. (2019). Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lesions: Endoscopic Ultrasound and Intra-abdominal Lesions. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 45(1), 41–46. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v45i1.41807

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