Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound to Diagnose Nodal Invasion by Rectal Cancers: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

@article{Puli2009AccuracyOE,
  title={Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasound to Diagnose Nodal Invasion by Rectal Cancers: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review},
  author={Srinivas Reddy Puli and Jyotsna B. K. Reddy and Matthew L Bechtold and Abhishek Choudhary and Mainor R. Antillon and William Robert Brugge},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={1255-1265}
}
Nodal staging in patients with rectal cancer predicts prognosis and directs therapy. Published data on the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for diagnosing nodal invasion in patients with rectal cancer has been inconsistent. To evaluate the accuracy of EUS in diagnosing nodal metastasis of rectal cancers. Study Selection Criteria: Only EUS studies confirmed by surgical histology were selected. Data Collection and Extraction: Articles were searched in Medline, Pubmed, and CENTRAL… CONTINUE READING