Interobserver agreement for EUS in the evaluation and diagnosis of submucosal masses.

@article{Gress2001InterobserverAF,
  title={Interobserver agreement for EUS in the evaluation and diagnosis of submucosal masses.},
  author={Frank G. Gress and Claude J. Schmitt and Thomas J Savides and Douglas Orrick Faigel and Mark A. Catalano and Wahid Y Wassef and Leor Roubein and Nicholas J. Nickl and Donato Ciaccia and Manoop S. Bhutani and Brenda Hoffman and John Affronti},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          71-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION EUS is an accurate means of evaluating and diagnosing submucosal lesions of the GI tract. The aim of this study was to prospectively determine interobserver agreement for the EUS classification of submucosal masses among endosonographers with different levels of training and experience from multiple centers. METHODS Twenty patients with submucosal mass lesions diagnosed by upper endoscopy underwent EUS. Surgical findings were available for 16 patients. In 4 patients with obvious… CONTINUE READING
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