Staging of pancreatic cancer. Analysis of literature results

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1995 Oct;5(4):735-9.

Abstract

Staging of pancreatic cancer is still considered to be one of the most difficult areas of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in gastroenterology. Variable scanning planes to obtain images of the tumor and its relationship to surrounding structures and vessels as well as a variety of possible artifacts in the scanning of pancreatic tumors greatly contribute to these difficulties. This review attempts to cover all relevant aspects of the literature regarding pancreatic cancer staging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography