Lars Aabakken MD
Recently updated 02.05.2012
Oslo University Hospital
- The scope is inserted into the esophagus via a mouthpiece.
- The lymph nodes are visualized using ultrasound.
- The aspiration needle is inserted through the work channel of the scope and by ultrasound guidance, into the lymph node.
- Using back-and-forth movements with the needle, cells are sucked out of the lymph node.
- The material is prepared and assessed by a cytologist.
- The procedure can be repeated until representative material is obtained.
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