Defining a role for endoscopic ultrasound in staging periampullary tumors.

@article{Shoup2000DefiningAR,
  title={Defining a role for endoscopic ultrasound in staging periampullary tumors.},
  author={Margo Shoup and Pamela Joy Hodul and Gerard V. Aranha and Dong-Hwan Choe and Melvin Olson and Jack Leya and John Losurdo},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={179 6},
  pages={453-6}
}
BACKGROUND The goal of the preoperative workup in patients with suspected periampullary carcinoma is to establish the diagnosis with a high degree of certainty. In this study we compared endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and computed tomography (CT) scans for the detection of tumor, lymph node metastasis, and vascular invasion in patients with suspected periampullary carcinoma in order to define a role for EUS in the preoperative staging of these patients. METHODS Thirty-seven consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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