Balloon sheath miniprobe compared to conventional EUS in the staging of colorectal cancer.

@article{Mo2002BalloonSM,
  title={Balloon sheath miniprobe compared to conventional EUS in the staging of colorectal cancer.},
  author={L R Mo and Li-Jung Tseng and Yeun Tarl Fresner Ng Jao and Ruey-Chang Lin and K C Wey and Chun-Hsiang Wang},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 46},
  pages={980-3}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Conventional endoscopic ultrasonography was a valuable modality in staging the invasion depth of colon cancer. However, it is not widely used because of its difficulty in detecting small or flat lesions and obtaining a cross-sectional image due to tight stricture of tumor lesions and in those lesions located at or over a bend of the colon. Due to this, mistaging or understaging is often seen. We conducted a prospective study using a new technique and instrument (balloon sheath… CONTINUE READING
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