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REVIEW
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125-133

Endosonography-assisted diagnosis and therapy of gastrointestinal submucosal tumors


1 Endoscopic Center, The Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
2 Department of Ultrasound, The Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

Correspondence Address:
Siyu Sun
Endoscopic Center, The Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.117655

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Submucosal tumors (SMTs) are usually discovered fortuitously during routine endoscopy, including various non-neoplastic and neoplastic conditions. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered to be the best imaging procedure to characterize SMTs and to determine the need for further treatment. In this review, the following issues will be addressed: The role of EUS in diagnosis for SMTs, tissue diagnosis for SMTs and the influence of EUS on endoscopic resection techniques for SMTs.


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