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Minerva Medica 2007 August;98(4):401-8

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State of the art review: developments in endoscopic ultrasound in esophageal and gastric disease in 2005 and 2006

Poley J.-W.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands


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The subject of this review will be recent developments in the field of EUS in esophageal and gastric disease. Selected articles published in the English language in 2005, 2006 and the first half of 2007 will be reviewed in more detail. Subjects discussed in this paper will be esophageal cancer and EUS with special emphasis on staging accuracy, the value of EUS in restaging after neo-adjuvant treatment and quality and impact on the management of patients. Furthermore papers with the subjects gastric cancer and submucosal tumors will be discussed.

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