When to puncture, when not to puncture: Submucosal tumors

@inproceedings{Salah2014WhenTP,
  title={When to puncture, when not to puncture: Submucosal tumors},
  author={Wajeeh Salah and Douglas O. Faigel},
  booktitle={Endoscopic ultrasound},
  year={2014}
}
Subepithelial masses of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are a frequent source of referral for endosonographic evaluation. Subepithelial tumors most often appear as protuberances in the GI tract with normal overlying mucosa. When there is a need to obtain a sample of the mass for diagnosis, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) - guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is superior to other studies and should be the first choice to investigate any subepithelial lesion. When the decision is made to perform EUS… CONTINUE READING
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