Using the 22ga Acquire™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Device to Facilitate the Diagnosis of a Malignant Tumor in the Head of the Pancreas by Dr. Arlt

Patient History

An 83-year-old female presented to our department in June 2017 after a non- conclusive diagnostic work-up of a mass in the head of the pancreas that was performed in another hospital. She had a two-month history of unspecific abdominal pain and had developed jaundice in May 2017. In the external hospital an EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedure was performed using a 22ga needle, as well as an ERCP for stenting in the common bile duct was performed. Cytology of the FNA was non-conclusive.