Traitement des biopsies obtenues par ponction-biopsie à l’aiguille fine sous écho-endoscopie (EUS-FNA). Expérience de l’ «Hospital Clinic» de Barcelone
The management of specimens obtained by EUS-FNA. Experience of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration represents a very significant change in the way in which many pathologists face their professional activity. Although cytopathologists are used to assist to FNA in other settings, this is probably the most sophisticated way in which cytological specimens can be obtained, it is highly time-consuming, and the pressure produced by the cost of the whole procedure is particularly strong. Thus, the person who receives the sample is urged to assure, not only that the material will be adequate for diagnosis, but also that it will be processed in the proper way to make it useful for any additional technique that could be required for diagnostic or research purposes. In this review we summarize the basis for an efficient management of the samples according to our experience in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
echo-endoscopy, fine needle aspiration (FNA), specimen