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When is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) used?

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Endoscopic ultrasound may be used to:

  • Evaluate stages of cancer.
  • Evaluate chronic pancreatitis or other disorders of the pancreas.
  • Study abnormalities or tumors in organs, including the gallbladder and liver.
  • Study the muscles of the lower rectum and anal canal to determine reasons forfecalincontinence(accidental bowel leakage).
  • Study nodules (bumps) in the intestinal wall.

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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