Interventional endosonography.

Irving Waxman, Charles Dye

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Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become the most accurate imaging modality for locoregional cancer staging of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) capabilities have added a whole new level of accuracy in nodal staging with reported numbers in the 90% range for luminal and pancreaticobiliary disease. In addition, new non-GI applications are being evaluated like the role of EUS-FNA for non-small cell lung carcinoma and exploration of the posterior mediastinum. Furthermore, the same capabilities that allow for safe tissue sampling are being explored for interventional applications like EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis and fine-needle injection. The following review describes the current clinical status of EUS in GI oncology as well as future and novel indications and therapeutic strategies for this technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.)
Volume8 Suppl 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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