Endoscopic ultrasonography in the study of extramucosal swellings in the upper digestive tract

@article{Barbosa1995EndoscopicUI,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasonography in the study of extramucosal swellings in the upper digestive tract},
  author={Jos{\'e} Pedro Barbosa and Jorge E Maciel and Marco T J Amarante},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={1193-1196}
}
The authors performed an echoendoscopic examination of 91 patients who, at a previous endoscopy, had presented extramucosal swellings in the upper digestive tract. On this occasion, the images were suggestive of a leiomyoma in 73 cases, a schwannoma in 3, an ectopic pancreas in 1, and a cyst of the gastric wall in 1. There was an extrinsic compression of the tract by an adjacent organ in three cases and by an adenopathy in two others. In six patients the authors were unable to make an… CONTINUE READING