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Interobserver Reliability of Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Literature Review

Department of Gastroenterology, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, 880 Kitakobayashi Mibu, Tochigi 321-0293, Japan
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Diagnostics 2020, 10(11), 953; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10110953
Received: 23 October 2020 / Revised: 10 November 2020 / Accepted: 12 November 2020 / Published: 15 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Advanced Role of Diagnostic Endoscopic Ultrasonography)
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has been applied to the diagnosis of various digestive disorders. Although it has been widely accepted and its diagnostic value is high, the dependence of EUS diagnosis on image interpretation done by the endosonographer has persisted as an important difficulty. Consequently, high interobserver reliability (IOR) in EUS diagnosis is important to demonstrate the reliability of EUS diagnosis. We reviewed the literature on the IOR of EUS diagnosis for various diseases such as chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic solid/cystic mass, lymphadenopathy, and gastrointestinal and subepithelial lesions. The IOR of EUS diagnosis differs depending on the disease; moreover, EUS findings with high IOR and those with IOR that was not necessarily high were used as diagnostic criteria. Therefore, to further increase the value of EUS diagnosis, EUS diagnostic criteria with high diagnostic characteristics based on EUS findings with high IOR must be established. View Full-Text
Keywords: chronic pancreatitis; endoscopic ultrasonography; gallbladder wall thickening; interobserver reliability; intrapancreatic accessory spleen; pancreatic cystic lesion; lymphadenopathy; solid pancreatic lesion; subepithelial lesion chronic pancreatitis; endoscopic ultrasonography; gallbladder wall thickening; interobserver reliability; intrapancreatic accessory spleen; pancreatic cystic lesion; lymphadenopathy; solid pancreatic lesion; subepithelial lesion
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Yamamiya, A.; Irisawa, A.; Kashima, K.; Kunogi, Y.; Nagashima, K.; Minaguchi, T.; Izawa, N.; Yamabe, A.; Hoshi, K.; Tominaga, K.; Iijima, M.; Goda, K. Interobserver Reliability of Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Literature Review. Diagnostics 2020, 10, 953. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10110953

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Yamamiya A, Irisawa A, Kashima K, Kunogi Y, Nagashima K, Minaguchi T, Izawa N, Yamabe A, Hoshi K, Tominaga K, Iijima M, Goda K. Interobserver Reliability of Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Literature Review. Diagnostics. 2020; 10(11):953. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10110953

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Yamamiya, Akira, Atsushi Irisawa, Ken Kashima, Yasuhito Kunogi, Kazunori Nagashima, Takahito Minaguchi, Naoya Izawa, Akane Yamabe, Koki Hoshi, Keiichi Tominaga, Makoto Iijima, and Kenichi Goda. 2020. "Interobserver Reliability of Endoscopic Ultrasonography: Literature Review" Diagnostics 10, no. 11: 953. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10110953

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