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How does a brush biopsy help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

In a brush biopsy, a small brush is inserted through the endoscope during an ERCP procedure and directly into your bile duct or pancreatic duct. Cells rub off onto the brush and can be examined using a microscope. However, the chance of getting a conclusive diagnosis using ERCP is low compared to FNA.

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