Characterization of Small Solid Tumors in the Pancreas: The Value of Contrast-Enhanced Harmonic Endoscopic Ultrasonography

@article{Kitano2012CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Small Solid Tumors in the Pancreas: The Value of Contrast-Enhanced Harmonic Endoscopic Ultrasonography},
  author={Masayuki Kitano and Masatoshi Kudo and Kenji Yamao and Tadayuki Takagi and Hiroki Sakamoto and Takamitsu Komaki and Ken Kamata and Hajime Imai and Yasutaka Chiba and Masahiro Okada and Takamichi Murakami and Yoshifumi Takeyama},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={303-310}
}
OBJECTIVES:Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CH-EUS), a novel technology, visualizes parenchymal perfusion in the pancreas. This study prospectively evaluated how accurately CH-EUS characterizes pancreatic lesions and compared its diagnostic ability with that of contrast-enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA).METHODS:A total of 277 consecutive patients with pancreatic solid lesions that… CONTINUE READING

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