Oesophageal cancer staging using endoscopic ultrasonography.

  title={Oesophageal cancer staging using endoscopic ultrasonography.},
  author={Jonathan Vickers and Derek Alderson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={85 7},
BACKGROUND Despite encouraging results from Europe and the USA, endoscopic ultrasonography has yet to become established in the UK for imaging gastrointestinal lesions. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography for local tumour (T) and lymph node (N) staging of oesophageal cancer. METHODS Endoscopic ultrasonography was performed in 50 consecutive patients with operable oesophageal cancer. Its accuracy for locoregional tumour staging was… CONTINUE READING
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