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Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Endoscopic Ultrasound (Overview)

Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have fun learning. Good luck.


Dr. Jay Yepuri
42 doctors shared insights

Endoscopic Ultrasound (Overview)

Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have fun learning. Good luck.


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Is it normal to need an endoscopic ultrasound?

Is it normal to need an endoscopic ultrasound?

No, it is unusual.: Presumably, from the question, there is some disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper GI series shows x-rays of the swallowing structures, stomach, beginning of small intestine. Upper endoscopy is passing a tube with a camera and seeing down to stomach, duodenum. If that tube can go into bile and pancreas ducts, ercp. If can also do ultrasound, it is endoscopic ultrasound (eus). ...Read more

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Why do I have to have an " endoscopic ultrasound" ?

Why do I have to have an " endoscopic ultrasound" ?

Endoscopic ultrasoun: It is a great test to look at the pancreas and take sample of any area which is abnormal. You need to request a pancreas expert for that procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endoscopic ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: endoscopic ultrasound?

Endo = inside: Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results for Endoscopic Ultrasound EUS test?

I would think: 5 day would be the outside of reasonable for someone to get back to you. Call if you have not heard ...Read more

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Which has greater risk for complications, an upper endoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound?

Which has greater risk for complications, an upper endoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound?

Both are the same: Both procedures require sedation and passing an endoscope(a thin flexible tube)through your mouth and esophagus in upper endoscopy and through the anus in lower endoscopy which is called a colonoscope.The difference is one is without doing ultrasound. Imaging and other with.Risks are 1infection 2bleeding 3(perforation) tearing of gastrointestinal tract 4reaction to sedation. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I would have a perforation 6 days after an endoscopic ultrasound procedure?

How likely is it that I would have a perforation 6 days after an endoscopic ultrasound procedure?

Perforation: What symptoms do you have for you to raise that question? A small perforation is still a possibility. If you're experiencing any abdominal distress or any other questionable symptoms, notify the endoscopist who performed your procedure. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

Usually specialists: Endoscopic ultrasound (i.e. Eus) is performed by gastroenterologists who are specifically trained in this relatively new technique. The test is usually ordered by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors), to check for tumors within and adjacent to the walls of the esophagus, stomach, and bowel. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more