Table 3

Needle diameters and puncture techniques
Focal lesion n (%) Parenchyma n (%)
0.7 mm (FNAC) 1023 (38.3) 3 (0.1)
0.95 mm (FNAC) 38 (1.4) 0 (0)
1.2 mm (CB) 547 (20.5) 282 (10.6)
1.4 mm (ABM) 0 (0) 719 (26.9)
1.6 mm (CB) 48 (1.8) 11 (0.4)

ABM Aspiration biopsy (Menghini technique), CB Cutting biopsy, FNAC Fine needle aspiration cytology.

Mueller et al.

Mueller et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:173   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-173

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