Diagnostic yield and safety of jumbo biopsy forceps in patients with subepithelial lesions of the upper and lower GI tract Journal Article


Authors: Buscaglia, J. M.; Nagula, S.; Jayaraman, V.; Robbins, D. H.; Vadada, D.; Gross, S. A.; Dimaio, C. J.; Pais, S.; Patel, K.; Sejpal, D. V.; Kim, M. K.
Article Title: Diagnostic yield and safety of jumbo biopsy forceps in patients with subepithelial lesions of the upper and lower GI tract
Abstract: Background: EUS-FNA often fails to make a definitive diagnosis in the evaluation of subepithelial lesions. The addition of jumbo biopsy forceps has the potential to improve diagnostic yield, but published series are limited. Objective: To assess the likelihood of definitive diagnosis for subepithelial lesions by using jumbo biopsy forceps during EUS examination. Design: Pooled retrospective analysis. Setting: 6 tertiary referral centers. Patients: All patients having undergone EUS examination for a subepithelial lesion in which jumbo biopsy forceps were used for tissue acquisition. Main Outcome Measurements: Diagnostic yield of jumbo biopsy forceps use, complication rates, and comparison of diagnostic yield with that of EUS-FNA. Results: A total of 129 patients underwent EUS with jumbo biopsy forceps; 31 patients (24%) had simultaneous EUS-FNA. The lesion locations were stomach (n = 98), esophagus (n = 14), duodenum (n = 11), colon (n = 5), and jejunum (n = 1). The average lesion size was 14.9 mm ± 9.3 mm. Overall, definitive diagnosis was obtained in 87 of 129 patients (67.4%) by using either method. A definitive diagnosis was provided by jumbo biopsy forceps use in 76 of 129 patients (58.9%) and by FNA in 14 of 31 patients (45.1%) (P =.175). The results in third-layer lesions were definitive with jumbo biopsy forceps in 56 of 86 lesions (65.1%) and with FNA in 6 of 16 lesions (37.5%) (P =.047). For fourth-layer lesions, the results with jumbo biopsy forceps were definitive in 10 of 25 (40.0%) and with FNA in 8 of 14 (57.1%) (P =.330). Forty-five of 129 patients (34.9%) experienced significant bleeding after biopsy with jumbo forceps and required some form of endoscopic hemostasis. Limitations: Retrospective study. Conclusions: Jumbo forceps are a useful tool for the definitive diagnosis of subepithelial lesions. The greatest benefit appears to be with third-layer (submucosal) lesions. The risk of bleeding is significant. © 2012 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Keywords: human tissue; retrospective studies; major clinical study; gastrointestinal hemorrhage; bleeding; biopsy; gastrointestinal neoplasms; diagnostic value; biopsy, fine-needle; chi-square distribution; safety; biopsy technique; gist; intestine; upper gastrointestinal tract; endosonography; ultrasonography, interventional; hemostasis; esophagus injury; colon injury; forceps; gi stromal tumor; jf-tpc; jumbo forceps and touch preparation cytology; digestive system injury; duodenum injury; jejunum disease; jumbo biopsy forcep; stomach lesion; hemostasis, endoscopic
Journal Title: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume: 75
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0016-5107
Publisher: Mosby Elsevier  
Date Published: 2012-06-01
Start Page: 1147
End Page: 1152
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.01.032
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 22425270
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 2 July 2012" - "CODEN: GAENB" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Christopher Dimaio
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