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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2015; 21(47): 13212-13224
Published online Dec 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i47.13212
Table 1 Five score classification system for endoscopic ultrasound elastography
ScoreColor patternStiffnessHistologyRef.
1GreenHomogeneous softNormal pancreatic tissue[6,34]
2Green, yellow and redSoft heterogeneityFibrosis[6,34]
3Mostly blue with minimal heterogeneityHardEarly pancreatic adenocarcinoma[6,34]
4Central green hypoechoic region and blue tissue outer layerHardNeuroendocrine tumor, metastasis[6,34]
5Blue lesions with heterogeneity due to necrosisHardAdvanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma[6,34]