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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 7, 2016; 22(5): 1779-1786
Published online Feb 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i5.1779
Endoscopic ultrasonography: Transition towards the future of gastro-intestinal diseases
Stefania De Lisi, Marc Giovannini
Stefania De Lisi, Department of Gastroenterology, A.O. Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico, 20121 Milan, Italy
Marc Giovannini, Department of Gastroenterology, Paoli-Calmettes Institute, 13009 Marseille, France
Author contributions: De Lisi S designed the research, performed literature research and wrote the manuscript; Giovannini M contributed to the conception and revision of the manuscript for important intellettual content; all authors approved the final version of the article.
Conflict-of-interest statement: De Lisi S declares no conflicts of interest; Giovannini M does research for Mauna Kea Technologies and Wilson-Cook.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See:
Correspondence to: Stefania De Lisi, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, A.O. Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico, Corso di Porta Nuova 21, 20121 Milan, Italy.
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Received: July 24, 2015
Peer-review started: July 30, 2015
First decision: August 31, 2015
Revised: October 9, 2015
Accepted: December 8, 2015
Article in press: December 8, 2015
Published online: February 7, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: The aim of this review is to report the most up-to-date advances and cutting-edge technologies in the field of interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and EUS-guided confocal laser endomicroscopy.