It is possible to examine the organs of the digestive system with endoscopic ultrasound, which is an imaging device. The stomach, intestine, esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas can be examined with this method, and hidden masses, if any, can be easily detected with this method. Moreover, this method can be used not only to diagnose but also to apply treatment when necessary. So, what are the advantages of endoscopic ultrasound? Let's take a look at this article we prepared for you as Fibo Health!
Endoscopic Ultrasound Advantages
Endoscopic ultrasound is an imaging technique applied outside the skin. In this technique, just like in normal ultrasound, the organs and masses inside the body are reflected on the monitor in the same way. However, the difference of endoscopic ultrasound is not only to detect organs and mass but also to provide detailed information about the disease, if any, to the doctor. It provides information to the doctor on many issues such as the condition of the mass, which organ it is approaching, and how it can be treated. It makes it possible to reduce the situations that require biopsy and thus to diagnose the patient without an extra operation.
Which Diseases Is Endoscopic Ultrasound Used For?
It is possible to examine especially the pancreas with endoscopic ultrasound. It can be checked whether there is pancreatic cancer, any cyst, or nodule formation in the pancreas. Apart from this, the surfaces of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, and intestine are also checked for any cyst formation.
It allows monitoring the stones that have formed or are likely to form in the gallbladder and to diagnose bowel-related diseases and cancer. The endoscopic ultrasound method is also preferred to detect many diseases by taking biopsies from the lymph nodes in the abdomen.
How is Endoscopic Ultrasound Performed?
In the endoscopic ultrasound procedure, which is usually performed using the standard endoscopic method, electrode tapes are attached to the patient’s body. These electrodes monitor the patient’s heart rate, blood flow, and blood pressure. In addition, using the imaging technique, the doctor can make a diagnosis by watching the ultrasound images on his/her own monitor.
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