The increasing role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of pancreatic and biliary disease

Clin Radiol. 2013 Apr;68(4):323-35. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.09.009. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

Abstract

Pancreatic and biliary disease continues to have a significant impact on the workload of the National Health Service (NHS), for which there exists a multimodality approach to investigation and diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is fast becoming a fundamental tool in this cohort of patients, not only because of its ability to provide superior visualization of a difficult anatomical region, but also because of its valuable role as a problem-solving tool and ever-improving ability in an interventional capacity. We provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of EUS in everyday clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biliary Tract / diagnostic imaging
  • Biliary Tract Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Endosonography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*