Retrospective Study
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Oct 16, 2020; 12(10): 355-364
Published online Oct 16, 2020. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v12.i10.355
Role of endoscopic ultrasound in pediatric patients: A single tertiary center experience and review of the literature
Ahmed Youssef Altonbary, Hazem Hakim, Wagdi Elkashef
Ahmed Youssef Altonbary, Hazem Hakim, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mansoura Specialized Medical Hospital, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt
Wagdi Elkashef, Department of Pathology, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35111, Egypt
Author contributions: Altonbary AY, Hakim H, Elkashef W contributed equally to this work; Altonbary AY contributed to the writing of the manuscript; Hakim H contributed to data collection and Elkashef W contributed to histopathological examination.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at MedImmune and Gubra.
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from the patients for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors declare no conflict of interests for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Ahmed Youssef Altonbary, MD, Lecturer, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mansoura Specialized Medical Hospital, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.
Received: May 6, 2020
Peer-review started: May 6, 2020
First decision: May 15, 2020
Revised: May 18, 2020
Accepted: August 16, 2020
Article in press: August 16, 2020
Published online: October 16, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Although endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is now widely available and has an established role in adults, the utility of EUS and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration in pediatrics is insufficiently described compared to adults and is supported by only a few studies. More effort is required to increase the awareness of EUS among pediatric gastroenterologists which may have a clinical impact on the subsequent management and minimize unnecessary procedures in children.