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Germana de Nucci 2 Articles
Feasibility and Accuracy of Transduodenal Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Solid Lesions Using a 19-Gauge Flexible Needle: A Multicenter Study
Germana de Nucci, Maria Chiara Petrone, Nicola Imperatore, Edoardo Forti, Roberto Grassia, Silvia Giovanelli, Laura Ottaviani, Vincenzo Mirante, Giuseppe Sabatino, Carlo Fabbri, Mauro Manno, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Gianpiero Manes
Clin Endosc 2021;54(2):229-235.   Published online May 25, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2020.056
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Background
/Aims: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the go-to method for obtaining samples from gastrointestinal tract and pancreatic lesions. When the transduodenal approach is utilized, the use of a more flexible needle, such as a nitinol 19-gauge (G) needle, has been recommended. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of 19-G flexible aspiration needles in obtaining samples from solid lesions through a transduodenal approach.
Methods
This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from eight Italian endoscopy centers. Consecutive patients with solid lesions who underwent transduodenal EUS-FNA with a 19-G flexible needle were included.
Results
A total of 201 patients were enrolled. According to histology, EUS, radiology and 12 months of follow-up, 151 patients had malignant lesions and 50 patients had benign lesions. EUS-FNA was feasible in all cases. An adequate histologic sample was obtained in all except eight cases (96.1%). The sensitivity of EUS-FNA was 92.1% (95% confidence interval [CI], 86.8%–95.7%), and the specificity was 100% (95% CI, 90.5%–100%). The positive predictive value was 100% (95% CI, 93.4%–100%), and the negative predictive value was 74% (95% CI, 62.8%–82.7%). The diagnostic accuracy was 93.5% (95% CI, 89.2%–96.5%).
Conclusions
The transduodenal approach for obtaining samples from solid lesions using a 19-G flexible needle seems feasible and accurate.

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    Yuchun Zhu, Yang Su, Peng Yang, Jiaojun Li, Tai Yu, Yi Wang, Xi Zhou, Ming Zhao, Xiaobin Sun, Jing Shan
    Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Bo Xu, Qian Lu, Rong Fang, Xiaojuan Dai, Haiyan Xu, Xiangwu Ding, Huawei Gui
    BMC Gastroenterology.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration with 19-Gauge and 22-Gauge Needles for Solid Pancreatic Lesions
    Changjuan Li, Jianwei Mi, Fulai Gao, Xinying Zhu, Miao Su, Xiaoli Xie, Dongqiang Zhao
    International Journal of General Medicine.2021; Volume 14: 10439.     CrossRef
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Endoscopic management of giant colonic polyps: a retrospective Italian study
Paolo Quitadamo, Sara Isoldi, Germana De Nucci, Giulia Muzi, Flora Caruso
Received September 12, 2023  Accepted January 14, 2024  Published online June 5, 2024  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2023.229    [Epub ahead of print]
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Background
/Aims: Polyps greater than 30 mm are classified as “giants”. Their endoscopic removal represents a technical challenge. The choice of the endoscopic removal technique is important because it provides a resection sample for precise histopathological staging. This is pivotal for diagnostic, prognostic, and management purposes.
Methods
From a retrospective analysis, we obtained a sample of 38 giant polyps. Eighteen polypectomies were performed using the epinephrine volume reduction (EVR) method, nine polypectomies utilized endo-looping or clipping methods, and 11 patients underwent surgery.
Results
We obtained en bloc resection with the EVR method in all cases; histology confirmed the correct indication for endoscopic resection in all cases. Moreover, no early or delayed complications were observed, and no patient required hospitalization. Using endo-looping or clipping methods, we observed advanced histology in 1/9 (11.1%) cases, while another patient (1/9, 11.1%) had delayed bleeding. Among patients who underwent surgery, 5/11 (45.5%) were deemed overtreated and three had post-surgical complications.
Conclusions
We propose EVR as an alternative technique for giant polyp resection due to its safety, effectiveness, cost-efficiency, and the advantage of avoiding the need to postpone polypectomy to a later time. Further prospective studies might help improve this experience and enhance the technique.
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