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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jan 25, 2016; 8(2): 67-76
Published online Jan 25, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i2.67
Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of carcinoma pancreas
Rajesh Puri, Manish Manrai, Ragesh Babu Thandassery, Abdulrahman A Alfadda
Rajesh Puri, Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India
Manish Manrai, Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
Ragesh Babu Thandassery, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha 3050, Qatar
Abdulrahman A Alfadda, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 12713, Saudi Arabia
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this paper.
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Correspondence to: Ragesh Babu Thandassery, MD, DM, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hamad General Hospital, 2 South 2, Doha 3050, Qatar.
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Received: July 2, 2015
Peer-review started: July 7, 2015
First decision: August 5, 2015
Revised: October 30, 2015
Accepted: November 17, 2015
Article in press: November 25, 2015
Published online: January 25, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is becoming increasingly important in the diagnosis and management of carcinoma pancreas. It helps in identification of small tumors, histological diagnosis by fine needle aspiration, staging of the disease and its treatment. Palliation of pain with celiac plexus neurolysis and palliation of jaundice by biliary drainage can be achieved with EUS guided techniques. In this review we attempt to review the role of EUS in different aspects of diagnosis and treatment of carcinoma pancreas.