Laparoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy in upper gastrointestinal tract cancer patients

@article{Mortensen2009LaparoscopicUB,
  title={Laparoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy in upper gastrointestinal tract cancer patients},
  author={Michael Bau Mortensen and Claus Wilki Fristrup and Alan Patrick Ainsworth and Torsten Kj{\ae}rulff Pless and Michael C Larsen and Henning Overgaard Nielsen and Claus Hovendal},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={2738-2742}
}
Noninvasive pretherapeutic staging may be supplemented with laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasonography (LUS) in order to detect minute liver metastases, carcinosis or other signs of nonresectable or disseminated disease in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract cancer (UGIC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the use, potential clinical gain, and safety profile of LUS-guided biopsy in patients with UGIC. A prospective consecutive study on LUS-guided biopsy in patients referred with… CONTINUE READING

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