Ultrasonic esophagoprobe for TNM staging of highly stenosing esophageal carcinoma.

@article{Binmoeller1995UltrasonicEF,
  title={Ultrasonic esophagoprobe for TNM staging of highly stenosing esophageal carcinoma.},
  author={Kenneth Frank Binmoeller and Hans J{\"u}rgen Seifert and Uwe Seitz and Jakob Robert Izbicki and Mitsuhiro Kida and Nib Soehendra},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={547-52}
}
BACKGROUND Endosonographic staging of esophageal carcinoma may be limited in one third of cases by tumor stenoses that cannot be traversed with conventional echoendoscopes. We designed and evaluated a new endosonographic instrument (ultrasonic esophagoprobe) for TNM staging of highly stenosing esophageal carcinomas. METHODS Eighty-seven consecutive patients (64 men, mean age 61 years) with highly stenosing esophageal carcinomas were studied with the esophagoprobe (features: diameter of 7.9 mm… CONTINUE READING