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The increasing role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of pancreatic and biliary disease.

Department of Clinical Radiology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK.
Clinical Radiology (Impact Factor: 1.66). 02/2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.09.009
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ABSTRACT Pancreatic and biliary disease continues to have a significant impact on the workload of the National Health Service (NHS), for which there exists a multimodality approach to investigation and diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is fast becoming a fundamental tool in this cohort of patients, not only because of its ability to provide superior visualization of a difficult anatomical region, but also because of its valuable role as a problem-solving tool and ever-improving ability in an interventional capacity. We provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of EUS in everyday clinical practice.

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