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Title: Colon carcinoma staging by endoscopic ultrasonography miniprobes
Author: Castro-Pocas, F.
Dinis-Ribeiro, M.
Rocha, A.
Santos, M.
Araújo, T.
Pedroto, I.
Keywords: Colon cancer,
endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)
locoregional staging
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Citation: Castro‑Poças FM, Dinis‑Ribeiro M, Rocha A, Santos M, Araújo T, Pedroto I. Colon carcinoma staging by endoscopic ultrasonography miniprobes. Endosc Ultrasound 2017;6:245‑51
Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the increasing use of endoscopic techniques for colon cancer resection, pretreatment locoregional staging may gain critical interest. The use of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) miniprobes in this context has been seldom reported. Our aim was to determine the accuracy of EUS miniprobes for colon cancer staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with colon cancer (2 in the cecum, 9 in the ascending colon, 5 in the transverse colon, 5 in the descending colon, and 19 in the sigmoid colon) were submitted to staging using 12 MHz EUS miniprobes. EUS and the anatomopathological results were compared with regard to the T and N stages. It was assessed if the location, longitudinal extension, or circumferential extension of the tumor had any influence on the accuracy in EUS staging. RESULTS: Tumor staging was feasible in 39 (98%) patients except in one case with a stenosing tumor (out of 6). Globally, T stage was accurately determined in 88% of the cases. In the assessment of the presence or absence of lymph node metastasis, miniprobes presented an accuracy of 82% with a sensitivity of 67%. These results were neither affected by the location nor by the longitudinal or circumferential extension of the tumor. CONCLUSIONS: EUS miniprobes may play an important role in assessing T and N stages in colon cancer and may represent an incentive to the research of new therapeutic areas for this disease.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.190921
ISSN: 2303-9027
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