Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in the Diagnosis of Pancreatobiliary Diseases: A Prospective Study

@article{FernndezEsparrach2007ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in the Diagnosis of Pancreatobiliary Diseases: A Prospective Study},
  author={Gloria Fern{\'a}ndez-Esparrach and {\'A}ngels Gin{\'e}s and Marcelo S{\'a}nchez and Mario Pag{\'e}s and Mar{\'i}a Pellis{\'e} and Laureano Fern{\'a}ndez-Cruz and Miguel Angel L{\'o}pez-Boado and Llorenç Quint{\'o} and Salvador Zamora Navarro and Oriol Sendino and Andres Cardenas and Carmen Ayuso and Josep Mar{\'i}a Bordas and Josep Llach and Antoni Castells},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={1632-1639}
}
OBJECTIVES:To compare the diagnostic value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in: (a) patients with a dilated biliary tree unexplained by ultrasonography (US) (group 1), and (b) the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis in patients with nondilated biliary tree (group 2).METHODS:Patients were prospectively evaluated with EUS and MRCP. The gold standard used was surgery or EUS-FNA and ERCP, intraoperative cholangiography, or follow-up when EUS… CONTINUE READING
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