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CytoJournal 2014,  11, Suppl S1:5

Post-brushing and fine-needle aspiration biopsy follow-up and treatment options for patients with pancreatobiliary lesions: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Guidelines


1 Departments of Pathology, University of Wisconsin
2 Saint Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
3 Department of Surgery, UCSF
4 Department of Surgery,Case Western Reserve University
5 Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
6 Department of Surgery, Indiana University
7 Department of Surgery, UCLA
8 Division of Gastroenterology, University of Wisconsin
9 University of Michigan, Departments of Medicine
10 Division of Surgical Oncology, Vanderbilt University, USA
11 Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

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Daniel F. I. Kurtycz
Departments of Pathology, University of Wisconsin

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DOI: 10.4103/1742-6413.133356

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The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology (PSC) has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, techniques of EUS-FNA, terminology and nomenclature for pancreatobiliary cytology, ancillary testing and post-procedure management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature and discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings over an 18 month period and synthesis of online comments of the draft document on the PSC web site (www.papsociety.org). This document selectively presents the results of these discussions and focuses on the follow-up and treatment options for patients after procedures performed for obtaining cytology samples for the evaluation of biliary strictures and solid and cystic masses in the pancreas. These recommendations follow the six-tiered terminology and nomenclature scheme proposed by committee III.






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