Indications and limitations of endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of focal pancreatic lesions.

@article{Hirche2008IndicationsAL,
  title={Indications and limitations of endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of focal pancreatic lesions.},
  author={Tim Oliver Hirche and Andre Ignee and Ana Paula Barreiros and Dagmar G Schreiber-Dietrich and Sandra Jungblut and Michaela Ott and Herbert Hirche and C F Dietrich},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={910-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic-ultrasound-guided elastography (EUS-elastography) is a recently introduced imaging procedure that distinguishes tissues on the basis of their specific consistency. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the role of this new technique in the characterization and differentiation of focal pancreatic lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study enrolled 70 patients with unclassified solid lesions of the pancreas and 10 controls with a… CONTINUE READING
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