The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Management of Patients with Barrett's Esophagus and Superficial Neoplasia.

@article{Qumseya2017TheRO,
  title={The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Management of Patients with Barrett's Esophagus and Superficial Neoplasia.},
  author={Bashar J. Qumseya and Herbert C. Wolfsen},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          471-480
        }
}
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive advanced imaging procedure using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the esophageal wall with fine-needle aspiration to biopsy adjacent lymph nodes. The role of EUS is well established in patients with locally advanced Barrett esophagus neoplasia. The utility of EUS in the evaluation of Barrett esophagus patients is controversial. This is a review of the evidence using EUS in BE patients. The assessment is that EUS may be… CONTINUE READING
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