The role of endosonography in submucosal tumours.

@article{Landi2009TheRO,
  title={The role of endosonography in submucosal tumours.},
  author={Bruno Landi and Laurent Palazzo},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          679-701
        }
}
Submucosal tumours (SMTs) are relatively common findings in patients undergoing endoscopy, especially in upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This term includes various non-neoplastic and neoplastic conditions. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is the best imaging procedure to characterise SMT and to determine the need for further explorations. In this review, the following issues will be addressed: the endosonographic features of SMT; the diagnostic accuracy of EUS; the ability of EUS to… CONTINUE READING
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