The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Management of Patients with Barrett's Esophagus and Superficial Neoplasia

Bashar J. Qumseya, Herbert C. Wolfsen

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a minimally invasive advanced imaging procedure using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the esophageal wall with fine-needle aspiration to biopsy adjacent lymph nodes. The role of EUS is well established in patients with locally advanced Barrett esophagus neoplasia. The utility of EUS in the evaluation of Barrett esophagus patients is controversial. This is a review of the evidence using EUS in BE patients. The assessment is that EUS may be a powerful tool in managing patients with BE neoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-480
Number of pages10
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • Advanced imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • Endosonography
  • Esophageal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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