Techniques for cytologic sampling of pancreatic and bile duct lesions

William Brugge, John Dewitt, Jason B. Klapman, Raheela Ashfaq, Vinod Shidham, David Chhieng, Richard Kwon, Zubair Baloch, Matthew Zarka, Gregg Staerkel

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The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy, techniques of the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and postbiopsy management. All documents are based on the expertise of the authors, a review of the literature, discussions of the draft document at several national and international meetings over an 18-month period and synthesis of online comments of the draft document on the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology website []. This document presents the results of these discussions regarding the use of ancillary testing in the cytological diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic lesions. This document summarizes the current state of the art for techniques in acquiring cytology specimens from the biliary tree as well as solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • bile duct
  • cytology
  • FNA
  • pancreas
  • techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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    Brugge, W., Dewitt, J., Klapman, J. B., Ashfaq, R., Shidham, V., Chhieng, D., Kwon, R., Baloch, Z., Zarka, M., & Staerkel, G. (2014). Techniques for cytologic sampling of pancreatic and bile duct lesions. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 42(4), 333-337.