Procedures and Therapies

Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA)
EUS-FNA is a procedure used to take a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. An endoscope with an ultrasound probe and a biopsy needle at the end is inserted through the mouth into the esophagus. The ultrasound probe is used to bounce high-energy sound waves off internal organs and tissues to make a picture on a monitor. This picture helps the doctor see where to place the biopsy needle.
 
 
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