Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in preoperative staging of esophageal cancer: results from a referral center for early esophageal cancer.

@article{Pech2010AccuracyOE,
  title={Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound in preoperative staging of esophageal cancer: results from a referral center for early esophageal cancer.},
  author={Oliver Pech and Erwin Guenter and Frank Dusemund and Judith Origer and Dietmar Lorenz and C. Ell},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={456-61}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been regarded as the most accurate staging tool in esophageal cancer. Staging results have a strong impact on the decision as to whether a patient should undergo endoscopic treatment, surgery alone, or neoadjuvant therapy. This retrospective study was conducted to analyze the accuracy of esophageal cancer staging using EUS. METHODS All patients who received EUS for staging of esophageal cancer before esophagectomy from February 2003 to… CONTINUE READING