The influence of endoscopic biliary stents on the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound for pancreatic head cancer staging.

@article{Fusaroli2007TheIO,
  title={The influence of endoscopic biliary stents on the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound for pancreatic head cancer staging.},
  author={Pietro Fusaroli and Raffaele Manta and Paolo Fedeli and Susanna Maltoni and Antonino Grillo and Elisabetta Giovannini and Lauro Bucchi and Giancarlo Caletti},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={813-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Biliary stents have been found to interfere with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) tumor (T) and nodal (N) staging in patients with periampullary cancer. Our aim was to determine whether this also occurs in patients with pancreatic head cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied a consecutive series of patients who were undergoing preoperative EUS for diagnosis and staging of suspected pancreatic cancer, some of whom had biliary stents in situ and some of whom did not. The… CONTINUE READING
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