Endoscopic ultrasound for peripancreatic masses.

  title={Endoscopic ultrasound for peripancreatic masses.},
  author={Richard C. Frazee and Harvinder Singh and Richard A. Erickson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={596-8; discussion 598-9}
BACKGROUND Pancreatic neoplasms can be difficult to diagnose and stage preoperatively. Accurate staging allows the surgeon to select which patients can benefit from resection versus palliative therapy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a diagnostic modality that provides visualization of peripancreatic tumors and their relationship to the surrounding structures as well as enabling cytologic diagnosis of the tumor and adjacent… CONTINUE READING

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