Special Issue "Endoscopic Diagnostics for Pancreatobiliary Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2020).
Interests: imaging diagnosis of early-stage pancreatic cancer, including carcinoma in situ; imaging diagnosis of biliary diseases
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Special Issue in Diagnostics: Recent Advances in Diagnosis of Gallbladder Diseases
Endoscopic diagnostics for gastrointestinal cancer have greatly advanced with the advancement of endoscopic apparatus and improved the prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. On the other hand, for pancreatobiliary disorders, including cancer, they are only now developing, and the prognosis of pancreatic cancer remains very poor. To diagnose pancreatobiliary disorders, radiologic methods such as CT or MRI have been the main ones used despite their limitations, while endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) or endoscopic retrograde pancreatocholangiography (ERCP) have begun to play a role through newly developed methods, for example, EUS–fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) or serial pancreatic-juice aspiration cytologic examination (SPACE). The aim of this Special Issue is to clarify the role played for diagnosing pancreatobiliary disorders through endoscopic methods.
Dr. Masataka Kikuyama
Prof. Masayuki Kitano
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- Endoscopic ultrasonography
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- Pancreatic cancer
- Bile-duct caner
- Gallbladder cancer