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A novel method of diagnosing solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas: Needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy

Nozomi Okuno, Kazuo Hara, Masahiro Obata
Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society 2019 March 12
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE) is a new technique, which enables a real-time in vivo histopathology evaluation during EUS. Recently, nCLE used in the assessment of pancreatic cysts 1 2 . Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) is rare, accounting for 1-2% of all pancreatic tumors 3 . We herein report the first case that shows a typical nCLE image of SPN. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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