Endosonographic staging of 100 consecutive patients with esophageal carcinoma: introduction of the 8-mm esophagoprobe.

@article{Bowrey1999EndosonographicSO,
  title={Endosonographic staging of 100 consecutive patients with esophageal carcinoma: introduction of the 8-mm esophagoprobe.},
  author={David J. Bowrey and Geoffrey W. B. Clark and Stuart Ashley Roberts and Timothy S. Maughan and Anthony Barney Hawthorne and Geraint T. Williams and P. Declan Carey},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={258-63}
}
Endoscopic ultrasound of esophageal carcinoma is conventionally performed using the 13-mm fiberoptic/ultrasound echoendoscope. However, the large diameter results in an inability to negotiate the primary tumor in 25% of patients. The aim of this study was first to determine whether use of the 8-mm esophagoprobe would overcome this problem and second to… CONTINUE READING