Hepatic applications of endoscopic ultrasound: Current status and future directions

Indu Srinivasan, Shou Jiang Tang, Andreas S. Vilmann, John Menachery, Peter Vilmann

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The diagnosis and staging of various gastrointestinal malignancies have been made possible with the use of endoscopic ultrasound, which is a relatively safe procedure. The field of endoscopic ultrasound is fast expanding due to advancements in therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound. Though various studies have established its role in gastrointestinal malignancies and pancreatic conditions, its potential in the field of hepatic lesions still remains vastly untapped. In this paper the authors attempt to review important and landmark trials, case series and case studies involving hepatic applications of endoscopic ultrasound, thus not only providing an overview of utilization of endoscopic ultrasound in various liver conditions but also speculating its future role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12544-12557
Number of pages14
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number44
StatePublished - Nov 28 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Drainage
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Intrahepatic lesion
  • Liver


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