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The role of endoscopic ultrasound in evaluation of gastric subepithelial lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20698167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A subepithelial mass is a common finding during endoscopic procedures. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an important diagnostic modality in the evaluation of subepithelial lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. EUS is the diagnostic test of choice to assess the size, margins, the layer of origin, echotexture, and to differentiate between an intramural and extramural lesion. However, the EUS imaging lacks the specificity. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) or core biopsy can help establish a tissue diagnosis and potentially characterize malignant risk. The aim of this article is to review the diagnosis and management of the most common subepithelial gastric lesions with an emphasis on the role of endoscopic ultrasound.
Authors:
Tajana Pavić; Davor Hrabar; Marko Duvnjak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-11     Completed Date:  2010-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  757-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, "Sestre Milosrdnice" University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia. tajana.pavic@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biopsy, Needle
Carcinoid Tumor / pathology,  ultrasonography
Cysts / pathology,  ultrasonography
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Humans
Leiomyoma / pathology,  ultrasonography
Lipoma / pathology,  ultrasonography
Lymphoma / pathology,  ultrasonography
Ultrasonography / methods

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