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Is it normal to need an endoscopic ultrasound?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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