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A Journal on Internal Medicine
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Minerva Medica 2007 August;98(4):423-9
Mediastinal and gastric EUS: indications and technique of examination
De Luca L., Di Bella S., D’Amore E.
Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Pellegrin Hospital, Naples, Italy
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive technology using a high-frequency ultrasound transducer that is incorporated into the tip of a conventional endoscope. This technique permits the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal lesions and mediastinal mass. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) enables operators to obtain tissue diagnosis of most visualized lesions. This paper reports on the technique of examination and indications for mediastinal and gastric EUS.