Endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic cancer: innovative applications beyond the basics.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a mainstay in assisting in the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. In addition, EUS provides a modality to treat chronic pain through celiac plexus neurolysis. Currently, there is growing data and utilization of EUS in more diverse and innovative applications aimed at providing more sophisticated diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options for patients with pancreatic cancer. EUS delivery of chemotherapy, viral and biological vectors and fiducial markers may eventually revolutionize the way clinicians approach the care of a patient with pancreatic cancer.
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Yoo, J., Kistler, C. A., Yan, L., Dargan, A., & Siddiqui, A. A. (2016). Endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic cancer: innovative applications beyond the basics. Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, 7(6), 1019–1029. https://doi.org/10.21037/jgo.2016.08.07
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine