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Do we need elastography for EUS?

1 Department of Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Kliniken Hirslanden Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern, Switzerland; Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany; Department of Ultrasound, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
2 Surgical Gastroenterology unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Celle, Celle, Germany
4 Pancreatico/Biliary Endoscopy & Endosonography Division, Pancreas Translational & Clinical Research Center, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
5 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany; Translational Gastroenterology Unit I John Radcliffe Hospital I Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
6 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Gastroenterology Unit, University of Bologna/Imola Hospital, Imola, Italy
7 Medical Department, Helios Klinikum Meiningen, Germany
8 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
9 Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan
10 Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy
11 Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Hopital Privé J Mermoz Ramsay Générale de Santé, Lyon, France
12 HPB Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
13 Gastroenterology Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital Internal Medicine Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine Bucharest, Romania
14 Department of Gastroenterology, Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova, Romania
15 Center Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
16 Endoscopy Center, ShengJing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning province, China
17 Department of Ultrasound, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
18 Humanitas Clinical and Research Center- IRCCS- Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
19 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
20 Department of Internal Medicine, Krankenhaus Märkisch Oderland Strausberg/Wriezen; Brandenburg Institute of Clinical Ultrasound, Medical University Brandenburg, Neuruppin, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Christoph F Dietrich,
Department Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Kliniken Hirslanden, Beau Site, Salem und Permanence, Bern

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/eus.eus_25_20

PMID: 32675464SS

We recently introduced a series of papers “What should be known prior to performing EUS exams.” In Part I, the authors discussed which clinical information and whether other imaging modalities are needed before embarking EUS examinations. In Part II, technical controversies on how EUS is performed were discussed from different points of view. In this article, important practical issues regarding EUS elastography will be raised and controversially discussed from very different points of view.

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