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REVIEW
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-141

Role of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasonography in benign pancreatic diseases


Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Pramod Kumar Garg
Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.117656

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Standard imaging of pancreas is generally obtained by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. However endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become an indispensable tool for the diagnosis of various pancreatic diseases. Because of the close proximity of the EUS probe to the pancreas, EUS provides excellent images of the pancreas. In this review, we discuss the role of EUS in the clinical management of patients with benign pancreatic diseases, i.e., various forms of pancreatitis.


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