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Table 5 Efficacy of EUS-FNA in the identification of pancreatic malignancy (NPV – negative predictive value; PPV – positive predictive value)

From: Prospective comparison of slow-pull and standard suction techniques of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic cancer

Efficacy of Eus-FNA in the identification of pancreatic neoplasm
  Independently from the method Slow-Pull Standard suction
Sensitivity 83.1% 69.9% 73.5%
Specificity 100% 100% 100%
NPV 39.1% 26.5% 29%
PPV 100% 100% 100%
Accuracy 84.8% 72.8% 76.1%