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Written on 08/06/2018
Christoph F Dietrich

Endoscopic ultrasound elastography. Soft small solid pancreatic lesions have a high predictive value to be benign.

In patients with small solid pancreatic lesions, EUS elastography can rule out malignancy with a high level of certainty if the lesion appears soft. A stiff lesion can be either benign or malignant [(1)].

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1.         Ignee A, Jenssen C, Arcidiacono PG, Hocke M, Moller K, Saftoiu A, Will U, et al. Endoscopic ultrasound elastography of small solid pancreatic lesions: a multicenter study. Endoscopy 2018.