(EUS) Endoscopic Ultrasound

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What is an Endoscopic Ultrasound?

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) enables your doctor to see beyond the image provided by a standard endoscopy procedure. EUS can be used in several instances. The procedure is commonly utilized to find out what is causing abdominal pain, to evaluate the development of a tumor and identify diseases of the digestive tract and lungs.

How is an Endoscopic Ultrasound performed?

This technique utilizes a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) with an ultrasound probe at the tip to observe the walls and the lining of the upper and lower GI (gastrointestinal) tract, and other surrounding organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The endoscope is passed through the mouth or anus.