Int J Gastrointest Interv.  2020 Oct;9(4):135-141. 10.18528/ijgii200036.

Recent developments in endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation treatment

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration was introduced in the early 1990s. EUS has evolved from a diagnostic modality to a therapeutic tool for patients with various pancreatic neoplasms. Recent advances in EUS-guided interventions include drainage and ablation. EUSguided treatment provides a minimally invasive option for patients with pancreatic neoplasms instead of surgery or the percutaneous approach. This review aimed to provide an overview of the current EUS-guided ablation treatments, such as ethanol ablation and radiofrequency ablation, for treating various pancreatic tumors.

Keyword

Ablation; Endoscopic ultrasound; Pancreatic neoplasms
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