Endoscopic ultrasonographic diagnosis of pancreatic cancer complicating chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Barthet1996EndoscopicUD,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasonographic diagnosis of pancreatic cancer complicating chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Marc A Barthet and Isabelle Portal and Joe Boujaoude and J. P. Bernard and Jos{\'e} Alain Sahel},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={487-91}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Pancreatic cancer is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP), and its diagnosis remains difficult. The present study attempted to evaluate the ability of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) to diagnose pancreatic masses associated with CP and provide evidence of malignancy in patients with a pancreatic mass on EUS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1991 and 1994, EUS examinations yielded a diagnosis of CP in 85 patients at our institution. Forty patients had early… CONTINUE READING

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