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Endoscopic Ultrasound Procedure in Hyderabad
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a procedure performed to examine the insides of your digestive tract. Sometimes it can be coupled with Fine Needle Aspiration to obtain a biopsy for further examination.
Table Of Contents
- Why is Endoscopic Ultrasound Performed?
- How Can EUS Help You?
- How is Endoscopic Ultrasound Performed?
Why is Endoscopic Ultrasound Performed?
EUS is used to find what’s causing your symptoms such as abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, strictures etc… It can also determine the spread of cancers in your GI tract and reassert the findings from other imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI.
EUS may help in the diagnosis of:
- Cancer of the colon, esophagus, pancreas or stomach, anal & rectal cancers.
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts
- Gall Stones
How Can EUS Help You?
- Assess how deep-seated the tumor is in your abdominal wall.
- Determine the stage of cancer, if present
- Check if cancer has spread to your lymph nodes
- Evaluate pancreatic cysts, gall bladder or biliary duct stones.
- Obtaining biopsy for further examination.
EUS, both upper EUS & Lower EUS, is performed in an outpatient setting and is a well-tolerated procedure by most patients. The patient can recover in 15 mins and get back to work post-procedure.
How is Endoscopic Ultrasound Performed?
Before the endoscopic ultrasound, the doctor will ask the patient to fast for at least 6 hours. In case the EUS is to be done in the rectal area, the patient will be asked to take laxative and enema.
During EUS, the doctor will administer a medicine to relax the patient. Then, an endoscope is passed through the patient’s mouth and into his digestive tract.
Endoscope is a thin long flexible tube with a camera attached to its end. A small ultrasound device in the endoscope produces sound waves that will help create an exact image of organs inside. After the required images are collected, the endoscope is gradually withdrawn out.
The images produced by the EUS are interpreted by experts in the field.