Endoscopic Ultrasound Center

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) uses ultrasound and endoscopy to take pictures of the digestive tract and the surrounding tissues and organs. EUS may be useful in making several medical determinations, including:

  • staging of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and rectum,
  • staging of lung cancer,
  • evaluating chronic pancreatitis,
  • studying gallstones and tumors in the bile duct, gallbladder, and liver,
  • evaluating reasons for fecal incontinence,
  • and studying submucosal lesions.
Risks of endoscopic ultrasound include:
  • drug reactions,
  • perforation,
  • and a lump in the skin where the IV was placed.
Read more: Endoscopic Ultrasound Article

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