Endosonography - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323221511, 9780323296106


3rd Edition

Authors: Robert Hawes Paul Fockens Shyam Varadarajulu
eBook ISBN: 9780323296106
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st July 2014
Page Count: 400

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From diagnostic to therapeutic procedures, Endosonography, 3rd Edition is an easy-to-access, highly visual guide covering everything you need to effectively perform EUS, interpret your findings, diagnose accurately, and choose the best treatment course. World-renowned endosonographers help beginners apply endosonography in staging cancers, evaluating chronic pancreatitis, and studying bile duct abnormalities and submucosal lesions. Practicing endosonographers can learn cutting-edge techniques for performing therapeutic interventions such as drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts and EUS-guided anti-tumor therapy. Meticulous updates, electronic access to the fully searchable text, videos detailing various methods and procedures—and more—equip you with a complete overview of all aspects of EUS.

"This book integrates scientific data, experts' knowledge, evidence based-medicine and technical data into clinical gastrointestinal practice in a clear and concise manner." Reviewed by J Gastrointestin Liver Dis, Dec 2014

"...a stand-alone reference for an EUS-trainee with no need for further supplementary literature to get started"  Reviewed by Arab Journal of Gastroenterology, Jan 2015

Key Features

  • Get a clear overview of everything you need to know to establish an endoscopic practice, from what equipment to buy to providing effective cytopathology services.

Table of Contents

Section I. Basics of EUS

1. Principles of Ultrasound

2. Equipment

3. Training and Simulators

4. Indications, Preparation, and Adverse Effects

5. New Techniques in Endoscopic Ultrasound: Real-Time Elastography, Contrast-Enhanced EUS, and Fusion Imaging

Section II. Mediastinum

6. How to perform EUS in the Esophagus and Mediastinum

7. EUS and EBUS in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

8. EUS in Esophageal Cancer

9. EUS in the evaluation of Posterior Mediastinal Lesions

Section III. Stomach

10. How to perform EUS in the Stomach

11. Subepithelial Lesions

12. EUS in the evaluation of Gastric Tumors

Section IV. Pancreas and Biliary Tree

13. How to perform EUS in the Pancreas, Bile Duct and Liver

14. EUS in Inflammatory Disease of the Pancreas

15. EUS in Pancreatic Tumors

16. EUS in the Evaluation of Pancreatic Cysts

17. EUS in Bile Duct, Gallbladder and Ampullary Lesions

Section V. Anorectum

18. How to perform Anorectal EUS

19. EUS in Rectal Cancer

20. Evaluation of Anal Sphincter by Anal EUS

Section VI. EUS-guided Tissue Acquisition

21. How to perform EUS-guided Fine Needle Aspiration

22. How to perform EUS-guided Fine Needle Biopsy

23. Cytology Primer for Endosonographers

Section VII. Interventional EUS

24. EUS-guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections

25. EUS-guided Drainage of the Biliary and Pancreatic Ductal Systems

26. EUS-guided Ablation Therapy and Celiac Plexus Interventions

27. EUS-guided Drainage of Gallbladder, Pelvic Abscess and Other Therapeutic Interventions


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About the Author

Robert Hawes

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, Florida Hospital Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy; Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida

Paul Fockens

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shyam Varadarajulu

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, Florida Hospital Center for Interventional Endoscopy; Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida


"The book is a comprehensive reference book and a real "cookbook" for endosonography. It is attractive for both the beginner and the EUS practitioner who needs updated information or some tips and tricks for his endoscopic procedures or for his teaching activities."

Reviewed by: Professor Abdel Meguid Kassem, Arab Journal of Gastroenterology   Date: Jan 2015

"The third edition of “Endosonography”, updated three years after its last edition reflects the dynamic field of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), which constantly evolves, responding to the needs of beginners (as learning EUS represents a challenge) and of practicing endosonographers.

The updated information provided in this book based on experts’ knowledge and evidence-based medicine gives an excellent tool for learning EUS and for improving EUS guided therapeutic procedures."

Reviewed by: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis   Reviewed by: Dec 2014