Home > Journals > Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica > Past Issues > Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2011 June;57(2) > Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2011 June;57(2):159-66

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA GASTROENTEROLOGICA E DIETOLOGICA

A Journal on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Dietetics


Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index


eTOC

 

  PRESENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES OF GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY


Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2011 June;57(2):159-66

language: English

Complications of endoscopic ultrasonography

Fabbri C. 1, Luigiano C. 1, Cennamo V. 2, Ferrara F. 1, Pellicano R. 3, Polifemo A. M. 1, Tarantino I. 4, Barresi L. 4, Morace C. 5, Consolo P. 5, D’Imperio N. 1

1 Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, AUSL Bologna Bellaria-Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy;
2 Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy;
3 Department of Gastro-Hepatology, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy;
4 Endoscopy Unit, ISMETT/UPMC, Palermo, Italy;
5 Department of Medicine and Pharmacology University of Messina, Messina, Italy


PDF  


Since its development in the 1980s, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has undergone a great deal of technological modifications. EUS has become an important tool in the evaluation of patients with various clinical disorders and is increasingly being utilized in many centers. EUS has been evolving over the years; EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) for cytological and/or histological diagnosis has become standard practice and a wide array of interventional and therapeutic procedures are performed under EUS guidance for diseases which otherwise would have needed surgery, with its associated morbidities. EUS shares the risks and complications of other endoscopic procedures. This article addresses the specific adverse effects and risks associated with EUS, EUS-FNA and interventional EUS, namely perforation, bleeding, pancreatitis and infection. Measures to help minimizing these risks will also be discussed.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail

carmeluigiano@libero.it