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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 406-413

Practical approach to linear EUS examination of the mediastinum


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Kasr Al-Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Szczecin, Poland
3 Department of Medicine II, LMU Klinikum, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany; Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Hepatology and Gastroenterology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces College of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
6 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Military Medical Academy, Cairo, Egypt
7 National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Hussein Hassan Okasha
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Kasr Al-Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/EUS-D-21-00019

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EUS has become a substantial diagnostic and therapeutic modality for many anatomical regions. The extent of endosonographic assessment is wide, and among others, allows for the evaluation of the mediastinal anatomy and related pathologies such as mediastinal lymphadenopathy and staging of central malignant lung lesions. Moreover, EUS assessment has proved more accurate in detecting small lesions missed by standard imaging examinations such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance. Endosonographically, various mediastinal anatomical landmarks and stations can be visualized by transesophageal scanning, thus providing arranged systematic examination of the mediastinum. In addition, the correct position during the examination is crucial for EUS-guided procedures such as tissue sampling and drainage of mediastinal abscesses. The evolution of EUS-guided diagnostic and interventional procedures has contributed to the increasing importance of understanding the mediastinal anatomy during the EUS examination.


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