Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound and computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of pancreatic cancer: a systematic review.

@article{Dewitt2006ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound and computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of pancreatic cancer: a systematic review.},
  author={John M. Dewitt and Benedict M. Devereaux and Glen A. Lehman and Stuart T Sherman and Thomas F. Imperiale},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={
          717-25; quiz 664
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS It is uncertain whether computed tomography (CT) or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is superior for the detection, staging, and resectability of pancreatic cancer. We therefore performed a systematic literature review to determine which test is more accurate. METHODS We identified relevant studies from MEDLINE (1986-2004) and evaluated study quality, which was measured on the basis of guidelines for assessing studies of diagnostic tests. Quantitative outcomes data were… CONTINUE READING
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