Endoscopic ultrasonography in preoperative staging of gastric cancer: determination of tumor invasion depth, nodal involvement and surgical resectability.

@article{Xi2003EndoscopicUI,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasonography in preoperative staging of gastric cancer: determination of tumor invasion depth, nodal involvement and surgical resectability.},
  author={Wei-Dong Xi and Cong Zhao and Guosheng Ren},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={254-7}
}
AIM Current study was aimed to evaluate the usefulness of EUS in TNM staging of gastric cancer by comparing EUS preoperative staging with pathological findings, and the preliminary exploration of possible reasons for overstaging and understaging phenomenon was especially intended. METHODS A total of 35 patients with histologically confirmed gastric… CONTINUE READING