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ERCP: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Pancreatic Cancer:
ERCP has a sensitivity and specificity of 90 to 95 percent in detecting pancreatic cancer. It is most useful if the CT or US does not reveal a mass lesion or if chronic pancreatitis is in the differential diagnosis.

Tissue samples and/or brush cytology can be collected at the time of ERCP, but the sensitivity for detection of malignancy is probably lower than that of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided FNA.

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Pancreatic Cancer

90% sensitive, 90% specific