Endoscopic ultrasound for preoperative staging of esophageal carcinoma

@article{Zhang2005EndoscopicUF,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasound for preoperative staging of esophageal carcinoma},
  author={Xu Jia Zhang and David I. Watson and Carolyn Gascoigne Lally and Justin R. Bessell},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={1618-1621}
}
BackgroundEndoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is potentially the best method for pretreatment staging of esophageal carcinoma once distant metastases have been excluded by other methods. However, its apparent accuracy might be influenced by the use of neoadjuvant therapy. To determine the accuracy of EUS in patients undergoing esophageal resection, the authors reviewed their experience with EUS.MethodsA total of 73 patients with esophageal carcinoma who underwent an esophagectomy between April 2000 and… CONTINUE READING

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