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A prospective control study of the safety and cellular yield of EUS-guided FNA or Trucut biopsy in patients taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or prophylactic low molecular weight heparin.

Authors
  • Kien-Fong Vu, Charles
  • Chang, Fuju
  • Doig, Laura
  • Meenan, John
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
63
Issue
6
Pages
808–813
Identifiers
PMID: 16650543
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

EUS-FNA or TCB is safe in patients taking aspirin or NSAIDS. Consideration should be given to stopping LMWH before the procedure. The cellular yield and blood contamination of the specimen from FNA are similar to those in controls.

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