Chapter 12: Table of Contents
1) Pancreatic biopsies can be performed either at the edge of a pancreatic lobe or at the level of a specific lesion.
2) It is not important to know the anatomy of the pancreas when obtaining a pancreatic biopsy since the main blood supply and pancreatic ducts will not be encountered at a pancreatic lobe.
3) Which of the following is not an appropriate method for obtaining a pancreatic biopsy?
- Shaving off a small amount of pancreatic tissue using a scalpel blade
- Dissecting a few lobules and using a small absorbable suture to ligate the associated small vessels and ducts
- Removing a small sample of pancreas at its edge using Clamshell biopsy forceps
- Using a scalpel blade to obtain a large wedge of pancreatic tissue