Background and Aims
Abbreviations:CI (confidence interval), CT (computed tomography), EUS (Endoscopic ultrasonography), EUS-FNA (endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration), EUS-FNB (endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy), GKH (Gihoku Kosei Hospital), GMH (Gifu Municipal Hospital), GUH (Gifu University Hospital), MOSE (Macroscopic on-site evaluation of biopsy specimens), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), MVC (macroscopically visible core), NUH (Nagasaki University Hospital), PET (positron emission tomography), RCT (randomized controlled trial), TAF (to-and-fro movement), TUH (Toyama University Hospital), TUMH (Teikyo University Mizonokuchi Hospital)
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Conceptualization, KT, IY; methodology, KT and IY; software, KT; validation, KT, IY, and KN; formal analysis, KT, IY; investigation, KT; resources, KT, NH, TI, MO, TM, MM, SA, SD, JI, EO and HM; data curation, KT; writing—original draft preparation, KT; writing—review and editing, IY, TI, MO, TM, MM, SA, SD, EO and KN; visualization, KT; supervision, IY and KN; project administration, IY
All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
Conflict of interest
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Clinical trial registration
The study was registered at the University Hospital Medical Information Network Trials Registry (UMIN000037309).
Key words: Pancreatic neoplasms, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration, pancreas, macroscopically visible core