Staging of colonic neoplasms by colonoscopic miniprobe ultrasonography

  title={Staging of colonic neoplasms by colonoscopic miniprobe ultrasonography},
  author={Nikos Stergiou and N. Haji-Kermani and Claudia Schneider and David Menke and Ferdinand Koeckerling and Till Wehrmann},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
In contrast to the situation in the upper gastrointestinal tract staging of colonic neoplasm by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has not gained importance because until yet preoperative staging is without any clinical consequences. This may change with the introduction of minimally invasive surgical procedures and endoscopic resection techniques as an alternative to conventional (open) surgery. We performed EUS with a miniprobe in 54 consecutive patients with colonic tumors who had been… CONTINUE READING


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