Endoscopic ultrasonography in the management of pancreatic cancer

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer diagnosis and management has been enhanced with the application of endoscopic ultrasound. The close proximity of the pancreas to the stomach and duodenum permits detailed imaging with intraluminal ultrasonography and staging of pancreatic tumors. EUS directed fine needle aspiration and injection may be successfully employed with patients with pancreatic cancer. Expandable metal stents can palliate patients with obstruction of the pancreaticobiliary tract as well as the gastroduodenum. The efficacy of EUS in the management of pancreatic cancer is critically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-286
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4244
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XI - San Jose,CA, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2001Jun 23 2001

Keywords

  • Cancer staging
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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