Special Issue "Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in Gastrointestinal Diseases"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging and Theranostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 119

Special Issue Editors

Digestive Endoscopy Unit, ASST-Bergamoest, Bergamo, Italy
Interests: interventional ultrasonography; endoscopy; NET; pancreatic cancer; EUS; endo-hepatology; ERCP
Digestive Endoscopy Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: pancreatic cancer; endoscopic ultrasound; ERCP; pancreatic cysts; IPMN; neuroendocrine tumors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, digestive endoscopy has evolved from a diagnostic technique to a major interventional technique. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has witnessed this evolution that has changed the treatment algorithms of digestive and pancreaticobiliary diseases.

EUS has been widely used for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases providing detailed imaging information, which helps physicians determine the location, nature, and extent of lesions. EUS is particularly useful in the diagnosis and staging of gastric and oesophageal cancers, as it can detect early lesions, evaluate the depth and spread of cancer, and determine lymph node involvement. Moreover, the availability of ev. contrast media or elastosonography has further added to its potential in the characterization of lesions.

The availability of sophisticated devices has made it possible to achieve therapeutic solutions for diseases that affect areas beyond the gastrointestinal tract, improving treatment outcomes for patients.

Nowadays, endoscopic ultrasound is used in an operative setting to treat complications of pancreatitis, access and drain the biliary tree and gallbladder, and create gastrointestinal anastomoses. Pancreatic tumours can be treated via the injection of substances or ablation. A vascular procedure can also be performed.

This Special Issue aims to depict the progress of digestive endoscopy and offer an overview of future perspectives.

Reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, case reports, and research papers are solicited on interventional endoscopy, pancreatic cancer, biliopancreatic endoscopy, endohepatology, EUS, ERCP, cholangioscopy, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Elia Armellini
Dr. Stefano Francesco Crinò
Guest Editors

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