The Natural History of Upper Gastrointestinal Subepithelial Tumors:A Multicenter Endoscopic Ultrasound Survey

Kanwar R.S. Gill, Lorenzo Camellini, Rita Conigliaro, Romano Sassatelli, Francesco Azzolini, Alessandro Messerotti, Timothy A. Woodward, Micheal B. Wallace, Laith H. Jamil, Massimo Raimondo

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Abstract

To evaluate the natural course of <3-cm upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and to determine the appropriate timing for EUS follow-up. Subepithelial tumors (SETs) can range from benign lesions to tumors with malignant behavior or potential to become malignant such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). EUS is considered a valuable tool for their evaluation as it estimates the exact size and layer of origin, and also additional morphologic features that can suggest the diagnosis. For high surgical risk patients and when no worrisome EUS features are seen, EUS surveillance of subepithelial tumors is often used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-726
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Subepithelial tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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