Utilita e limiti dell'ecoendoscopia nella stadiazione clinica del cancro dell'esofago

Translated title of the contribution: Value and limits of endosonography in the clinical staging of esophageal cancer

F. Atella, A. De Cesare, M. Bononi, M. Angelini, G. Galati, E. Fiori, P. Volpino, V. Cangemi

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a diagnostic method of considerable value for the local staging of esophageal cancer, in particular for T and N evaluation. After an extensive review of the literature, the authors underline the possibility of using EUS to improve the treatment and prognosis of esophageal neoplasms based on the use of various stage-dependent therapeutic strategies. EUS is regarded as a gold-standard technique for esophageal cancer staging in order to select appropriate treatment options but is currently hampered by the intrinsic difficulty and subjectivity of interpreting ultrasonographic images. In order to ensure safe and reliable data, EUS must be carried out by operators who have urldergone suitable training at a specialised centre.

Translated title of the contributionValue and limits of endosonography in the clinical staging of esophageal cancer
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Volume54
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1999

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  • Surgery

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    Atella, F., De Cesare, A., Bononi, M., Angelini, M., Galati, G., Fiori, E., Volpino, P., & Cangemi, V. (1999). Utilita e limiti dell'ecoendoscopia nella stadiazione clinica del cancro dell'esofago. Minerva Chirurgica, 54(4), 251-256.