Endoscopic ultrasonography in patients with thyroid cancer: its usefulness and limitations for evaluating esophagopharyngeal invasion.

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Although computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are useful for detecting esophagopharyngeal invasion by thyroid cancer, they cannot assess the depth of invasion, which is important for the surgical planning. In the present study, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) of the esophagus was used to assess… (More)

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