Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) technology has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years, from being a supplementary diagnostic aid available only in large medical centers to being a core diagnostic and therapeutic tool that is widely available. Although formal recommendations and practice guidelines have not been developed, there are considerable data supporting the use of EUS for its technical accuracy in diagnosing pancreaticobiliary and gastrointestinal pathology. Endosonography is now routine practice not only for pathologic diagnosis and tumor staging but also for drainage of cystic lesions and celiac plexus neurolysis. In this article, we cover the use of EUS in biliary and pancreatic intervention, ablative therapy, enterostomy, and vascular intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cheriyan, D; Obando, JV

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 467 - 473

PubMed ID

  • 27118942

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4843025

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1554-7914

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States