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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2010; 16(34): 4253-4263
Published online Sep 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i34.4253
Figure 1
Figure 1 Flowchart of the endoscopic ultrasonography utility in chronic pancreatitis. EUS: Endoscopic ultrasonography; CP: Chronic pancreatitis; CE-EUS: Contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasonography; MPD: Main pancreatic duct.
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Figure 2 Chronic pancreatitis. Parenchymal and ductal pancreatic stones as hyperechoic structures with shadowing and stenosis of the main pancreatic duct.
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Figure 3 Mass resembling chronic pancreatitis. A: Conventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). Hypoechoic inhomogeneous mass in the pancreatic head. Aorta and inferior caval vein are also seen; B: Contrast-enhanced harmonic-EUS. During the arterial phase (25 s after contrast injection) the abdominal aorta becomes hyperechoic and the mass is hypovascular compared with surrounding parenchyma.
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Figure 4 Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided pseudocyst drainage. A: The cystostomy is seen as a hyperechoic parallel structure inside the hypoechoic well-delineated pseudocyst; B: Endoscopic view of a stent and a nasocystic drainage placed transgastric into a pseudocyst.