Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Publishing date
12 Jul 2013
Submission deadline
22 Feb 2013

1Department of Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Rua Guimaraes Passos 260, Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Department, Paoli-Calmettes Institute, 232 Boulevard Sainte Marguerite, 13273 Marseille Cedex 9, France

3Endoscopy Center, Shenjing Hospital of China Medical University, 36 Sanhao Street, Shenyang, China

4Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Department, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, C/Irunlarrea, 331008 Pamplona, Spain

Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasonography


Endoscopy ultrasonography is an important tool applied to oncology in general. This technology began few decades ago and has been used in different areas besides gastroenterology/oncology. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was developed as a diagnostic modality but rapidly gained a role for a variety of therapeutic applications. EUS has been used increasingly for drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts, treatment of cystic lesions of the pancreas, EUS-guided cholangiopancreatography, localized therapy for pancreatic tumors, and treatment of subepithelial lesions and gastric varices.

Attempts to perform therapy guided by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are rare. Some new indications for interventional and therapeutic endoscopic procedures performed under EUS control have been developed in areas that have been purely surgical for many years. Indications, procedures, and related tools for EUS-guided endosurgery are described, all of which are experimental but may open a new corridor for endoscopists to enter a variety of transluminal procedures in real time without soiling the peritoneal or mediastinal cavity. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • EUS biliary drainage (choledochoduodenostomy, hepaticogastrostomy, rendezvous, antegrade technique)
  • EUS-guided pseudocysts
  • EUS-guided vascular procedures
  • EUS-guided urologic procedures
  • EUS-guided intratumoral therapy
  • EUS-guided papillotomy
  • EUS-guided celiac alcoholization

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 390821
  • - Editorial

Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Everson L. A. Artifon | Marc Giovannini | ... | Juan J. Vila
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 619187
  • - Clinical Study

EUS-Assisted Evaluation of Rectal Varices before Banding

Malay Sharma | Praveer Rai | Raghav Bansal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 865945
  • - Review Article

EUS-Guided Vascular Procedures: A Literature Review

Tomislav Bokun | Ivica Grgurevic | ... | Marko Banic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 329385
  • - Clinical Study

Prospective Study about the Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound for Predicting the Safety of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in Early Gastric Cancer (T-HOPE 0801)

Daisuke Kikuchi | Toshiro Iizuka | ... | Mitsuru Kaise
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 207129
  • - Methodology Report

Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Intratumoral Injection for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Lawrence A. Shirley | Laura K. Aguilar | ... | Jon P. Walker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 869214
  • - Review Article

Outcomes of Endoscopic-Ultrasound-Guided Cholangiopancreatography: A Literature Review

Shahzad Iqbal | David M. Friedel | ... | Stavros N. Stavropoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 785483
  • - Research Article

Combined EUS-Guided Abdominal Cavity Drainage and Cystogastrostomy for the Ruptured Pancreatic Pseudocyst

Ge Nan | Sun Siyu | ... | Wang Guoxin
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