Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for differentiation of benign and malignant pancreatic masses: a systemic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Xu2013EndoscopicUE,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for differentiation of benign and malignant pancreatic masses: a systemic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Wei Xu and Jian Shi and Xiang Pan Li and Xin Zeng and Yong Lin},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={218-24}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) elastography is a novel method for visualization of tissue elasticity modulus during a conventional EUS examination. The reported yield of EUS elastography for the differentiation of benign and malignant pancreatic masses has shown variable results. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of EUS elastography by pooling data of available trials. METHODS The Medline, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Trials databases were used to retrieve… CONTINUE READING
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