Clinical applications of endoscopic ultrasound to oncology

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a useful imaging modality in patients with certain gastrointestinal malignancies as well as lung cancer. In mav- cases, EUS has been shown to have superior staging accuracy compared with other imaging techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. This article will review the role of EUS in diagnosing and staging esophageal, rectal, pancreatic and lung cancers as well as subepithelial lesions. Newer therapeutic applications of EUS, namely endoscopic mucosal resection for removal of localized lesions as well as celiac plexus neurolysis for pain control, will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-537
Number of pages12
JournalOncology
Volume68
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Celiac plexus neurolysis
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Subepithelial lesions

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