The role of endobronchial ultrasound in the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal malignancies

Hans J. Lee, Andrew R. Haas, Ali I. Musani, Jonathan T. Puchalski

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Abstract

In addition to the critical role of endoscopic ultrasound in gastrointestinal malignancies, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) may compliment the evaluation and treatment of esophageal and nonesophageal malignancies. Using both convex and radial probe ultrasound, the mediastinum and parenchymal lung lesions may be evaluated to more precisely determine the extent of disease compared with traditional strategies. EBUS may also provide therapeutic advantages by assisting in stent placement or treating parenchymal metastases. This article aims to discuss the benefits derived from using EBUS in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-145
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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