While rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) is considered to be an additional tool to optimize the yield of tissue acquisition during EUS-guided FNA of the gastrointestinal tract (1)(2) it is not readily available at all times while performing these procedures. We reviewed twenty-seven EUS-guided FNA procedures done at our institution in Tripoli central hospital with general working center restrictions due to local COVID-19 prevention protocols. Approximately 92.6 % of tissue adequacy was achieved despite the lack of ROSE which is comparable to ROSE-based tissue acquisition results. This is a small size retrospective chart review study to illustrate the optimal tissue adequacy during EUS-guided FNA of the upper gastrointestinal tract in a suboptimal hospital setting, lack of ROSE and merely utilizing visual inspection of those specimens by the performing physician and its effects on the diagnosis.
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Hammad, Mohamed; Alwifati, Nader; Ajala, Mohamed; keshlaf, Nour; M.Khair, Dalia; Alsari, Marwan; M. Hasen, Yousef; Tumi, Ali; and Sultan, Mohamed
"Can the conventional cytology technique be sufficient in a center lacking ROSE?: Retrospective study during the COVID-19 pandemic,"
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