Evaluation of endoscopic ultrasonography in the pre-operative staging of carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater and common bile duct.

@article{Mukai1992EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of endoscopic ultrasonography in the pre-operative staging of carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater and common bile duct.},
  author={Hidekazu Mukai and Masatsugu Nakajima and Kenjiro Yasuda and Shigeaki Mizuno and Kozou Kawai},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={676-83}
}
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed in 23 patients with carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater (ampulla) and in 16 patients with common bile duct (CBD) carcinoma. These patients all underwent surgery. The layered structures of the duodenum, ampulla, and CBD, and the pancreas, portal vein, and regional lymph nodes were clearly identified by EUS using a transduodenal approach. With this technique, ampullary carcinoma appeared as a hypoechoic mass in 22 of 23 patients, and the 1 remaining… CONTINUE READING

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