Staging of esophageal carcinoma in a low-volume EUS center compared with reported results from high-volume centers.

Abstract

BACKGROUND It is well known that a learning curve exists for performing EUS. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the number of EUS investigations performed in a center affects the results of esophageal cancer staging. DESIGN We compared EUS in the evaluation of T stage and the presence of regional and celiac lymph nodes in a low-volume center where <50 EUS… (More)

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