Vazquez-Sequeiros E, Olcina JRF. Endoscopic ultrasound guided vascular access and therapy: A promising indication. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 2(6): 198-202
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jun 16, 2010; 2(6): 198-202 Published online Jun 16, 2010. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v2.i6.198
Endoscopic ultrasound guided vascular access and therapy: A promising indication
Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros, Jose Ramon Foruny Olcina
Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros, Jose Ramon Foruny Olcina, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid 28801, Spain
Author contributions: Vázquez-Sequeiros E and Foruny Olcina JR drafted the article; and Vázquez-Sequeiros E was responsible for critical revision and final approval.
Correspondence to: Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros MD, PhD, University Hospital Ramon y Cajal, C/Diego de Torres 9/3ºA, Alcala de Henares, Madrid 28801, Spain. email@example.com
Received: January 18, 2010 Revised: May 25, 2010 Accepted: June 1, 2010 Published online: June 16, 2010
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an imaging technique that has consolidated its role as an important tool for diagnosis and therapeutics. In recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of EUS-guided therapeutic indications (celiac plexus neurolysis/block, pseudocyst drainage, etc). Preliminary reports have suggested EUS may also be used to guide vascular access for both imaging and treating different vascular diseases. This review aims to objectively describe the existing evidence in the field.