Impact of fine-needle biopsy on management of patients with carcinoma of the pancreas

H. A. Mitty, S. C. Efremidis, H. C. Yeh

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Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy had an accuracy of 88.7%, a sensitivity of 86%, and a specificity of 100% in the evaluation of 53 patients with a clinical diagnosis of carcinoma of the pancreas. Thirty laparotomies were avoided in 37 patients with positive biopsies. This resulted in a trend toward significant saving in health care dollars in the form of fees and hospital costs paid by patients via third party sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1121
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume137
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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