Diagnosis of the depth of invasion of gallbladder carcinoma by EUS.

  title={Diagnosis of the depth of invasion of gallbladder carcinoma by EUS.},
  author={Naotaka Fujita and Yutaka Noda and Go Kobayashi and Katsumi Kimura and Akio Yago},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={50 5},
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gallbladder carcinoma is dismal and relates to the depth of invasion as expressed by the T factor in TNM staging. We evaluated the utility of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the diagnosis of the depth of invasion of gallbladder cancer. METHODS Thirty-nine patients who underwent both EUS and surgery were included in this study. The EUS images were classified according to the relation between tumor echo pattern and gallbladder-wall structure, and the resulting types… CONTINUE READING

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