Endoscopic Ultrasound

What is an Endoscopic Ultrasound?

Endoscopic ultrasound diagnostic test is a combination of endoscopy and ultrasound. It is a procedure performed for clinical assessment of the digestive tract. It produces detailed images of the complete digestive tract, chest, and other organs.

How does Endoscopic Ultrasound help?

Endoscopy Ultrasound is highly recommended for diagnosis of pancreatic diseases like lumps, tumours, cysts, or acute pancreatitis. If your doctor finds any abnormality during CT...

How is Endoscopic Ultrasound done?

What are the benefits and risks of Endoscopic Ultrasound?

Endoscopic ultrasound is a fairly safe procedure and does not have a lot of risks associated with it. However, there are a few rare complications and limitations involved in the procedure.

The advantages of Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure are:

  • It is minimally invasive.
  • It is painless, though some patient can feel discomfort in swallowing the tube.
  • It is a short process that lasts about 10-20 minutes.
  • It also helps...

The risks associated with Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure are:

  • Bleeding and infection.
  • Tearing of the wall of the intestine.
  • Pancreatitis.
  • Complications associated with the use of anaesthesia.

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