Endoscopic ultrasound may be unnecessary in the preoperative evaluation of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.

@article{Cone2011EndoscopicUM,
  title={Endoscopic ultrasound may be unnecessary in the preoperative evaluation of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.},
  author={Molly M. Cone and Jennifer D. Rea and Brian S. Diggs and Kevin G Billingsley and Brett C Sheppard},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={112-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Several imaging modalities are commonly performed during work-up of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), but guidelines do not suggest any one technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate tumour and duct measurements by computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and their ability to predict high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and cancer within pancreatic IPMN. METHODS Patients with IPMN who underwent preoperative CT and EUS between 2001 and 2009 were selected… CONTINUE READING
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