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Endoscopic ultrasound identifies pancreatic lesions missed by abdominal CT

March 17, 2008 Endoscopic ultrasound identifies pancreatic lesions missed by abdominal CT Wendy Despain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Endoscopic ultrasound identified pancreatic lesions when abdominal CT findings showed only enlarged or prominent pancreas. This finding is a common result of CT scans of the pancreas, but its clinical significance is unclear. One group of researchers that followed up such CT scans using endoscopic ultrasound was able to conclusively identify lesions, including pancreatic cancer. Dr. Shailender Singh of the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and colleagues published the results in Digestive Diseases and Sciences, which made the report available March 5. The researchers studied 107 consecutive patients, 56 men and 51 women, with inconclusive CT results. Their aim was to identify pancreatic lesions using endoscopic ultrasound and perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for histological analysis.

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