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Table 2 Detection of ascites and performance of abdominal paracentesis

From: Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) from peritoneal lesions: a prospective cohort pilot study

   EUS-FNB (N = 12 (%))
Ascites Detected on CT 11 (91.7)
Detected on EUS 12 (100.0)
Abdominal Paracentesis Feasible 9 (75.0)
Not feasible 3 (25.0)
  1. One from 9 patients who underwent abdominal paracentesis had a positive malignant cell from ascitic fluid