The role of endobronchial ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal malignancies

@inproceedings{Lee2009TheRO,
  title={The role of endobronchial ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal malignancies},
  author={Hans Joo Lee and Andrew R. Haas and Ali Imran Musani and Jonathan T. Puchalski},
  year={2009}
}
In addition to the critical role of endoscopic ultrasound in gastrointestinal malignancies, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) may compliment the evaluation and treatment of esophageal and nonesophageal malignancies. Using both convex and radial probe ultrasound, the mediastinum and parenchymal lung lesions may be evaluated to more precisely determine the extent of disease compared with traditional strategies. EBUS may also provide therapeutic advantages by assisting in stent placement or treating… CONTINUE READING

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