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EDITORIAL  ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND IN 2007


Minerva Medica 2007 August;98(4):239-46

language: Italian

Endoscopic ultasound: history and techniques

Fabbri C. 1, Polifemo A. M. 1, Cennamo V. 2, D’Imperio N. 1

1 U.O. di Gastroenterologia ed Endoscopia Digestiva Presidio Ospedaliero Bellaria-Maggiore, Bologna
2 Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Gastroenterologia, Università di Bologna Policlinico S.Orsola Malpighi, Bologna


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Endosonography is an imaging technique based on the unification of ultrasonography and edoscopy. EUS became part of clinical practice at the beginning of the ‘80s due to its superior capacity to study the pancreas with respect to abdominal ultrasound. In recent years, there is a growing interest in EUS as shown by the number of scientific articles and changing clinical practice regarding diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms (bile duct stones, cancer staging) and palliation.

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