Initial Experience with Endoscopic Ultrasound

Since its introduction in early 1990s, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become integral to the diagnosis and staging of various luminal, extraluminal gastrointestinal (GI) and certain non-GI lesions. There is no data on EUS experience in Bangladesh. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the initial recent experience and clinical impact of EUS. All EUS procedures data were recorded prospectively from July 2013 to December 2014. These included patients’ demographics, referral details, provisional diagnosis, management plan before and after EUS & indications of procedures. EUS-FNA data recorded included details regarding site, number of passes and histological diagnosis. Two hundred & four EUS procedures were carried out over one and half years. Male female ratio was 1.4:1, mean age was 46.4±20 years.


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