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What happens during an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)?

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First you'll be sedated so you can be comfortable during the procedure. Then, the doctor inserts a a small, flexible tube into your mouth or rectum. The tube has a tiny camera and an ultrasound device attached to it. The doctor uses this to check the inside of your intestinal tract on a TV monitor and the ultrasound image on another monitor. The sound wave testing may also be used to locate and help take biopsies. The procedure typically takes 30 to 90 minutes. You can usually go home the same day.

From: Endoscopic Ultrasound WebMD Medical Reference

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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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