Risks of Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) have become important tools in evaluation of patients with various clinical disorders, and are being increasingly utilized at many centers. EUS shares the risks and complications of other endoscopic procedures. This article addresses specific adverse effects and risks associated with EUS and EUS-FNA, mainly perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding, and infection. Measures to help minimize these risks will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Keywords

  • bleeding
  • complications
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration
  • infection
  • pancreatitis
  • perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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