Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Publishing date
03 Aug 2012
Submission deadline
16 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition-Unit 1466, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard., Houston, TX 77030-4009, USA

3Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto 602-8026, Japan

4Department of Gastroenterology, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889

Endoscopic Ultrasound


Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was introduced about 30 years ago for the early detection of pancreatic cancer, which was at that time difficult to diagnose with other imaging modalities.

EUS has developed into a main diagnostic modality for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreaticobiliary system. EUS has enabled the accurate diagnosis of early upper and lower gastrointestinal tract either for an optimal curative endoscopic management with endoscopic mucosal and submucosal resection or guiding chemotherapy and surgical resection.

Pancreaticobiliary diseases can accurately be diagnosed with EUS. Choledocholithiasis can be excluded with radial EUS, and pancreatic cancers can be confirmed with EUS-guided fine- needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). EUS-FNA can also be performed on submucosal tumours as well as most mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes with minimal risk and complications.

Therapeutic spectrum of EUS has encompassed drainage of intra-abdominal and pelvic abscesses, palliation of neuropathic pain for pancreatic diseases, insertion of fiducials for radiotherapy, and injection of antitumor agents for cancer palliation.

New frontier of EUS includes developments of forward-viewing curvilinear echoendoscopes, contrast-enhanced EUS, EUS-FNA needles capable of core biopsies, new devices for the aid of abscess drainages, new compounds for tumor ablation, and needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE). With ongoing research in elastosonography, it may well become an important diagnostic aid in EUS.

In this special issue for Gastroenterology Research and Practice, we particularly invite manuscripts that deal with any aspect of endoscopic ultrasound. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances in endoscopic ultrasound
  • Current issues in endoscopic ultrasound
  • Recent topics of endoscopic ultrasound
  • Recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 508082
  • - Editorial

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Salem Omar | Manoop S. Bhutani | ... | Tiing Leong Ang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 245390
  • - Clinical Study

Accuracy of Endoscopic Ultrasonography for Determining the Treatment Method for Early Gastric Cancer

Koichiro Mandai | Kenjiro Yasuda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 621512
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Diagnostic Accuracies of Various Endoscopic Examination Techniques for Evaluating the Invasion Depth of Colorectal Tumors

Satomi Haruki | Kiyonori Kobayashi | ... | Wasaburo Koizumi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 431451
  • - Research Article

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation (EUS-RFA) of the Pancreas in a Porcine Model

Monica Gaidhane | Ioana Smith | ... | Michel Kahaleh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 194530
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Endoscopic Ultrasound Image Quality Is Necessary in Endosonographic Assessment of Early Gastric Cancer Invasion Depth

Shunsuke Yamamoto | Tsutomu Nishida | ... | Tetsuo Takehara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 680753
  • - Clinical Study

The Spectrum of Endoscopic Ultrasound Intervention in Biliary Diseases: A Single Center’s Experience in 31 Cases

Siriboon Attasaranya | Nisa Netinasunton | ... | Bancha Ovartlarnporn
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