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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Apr 16, 2014; 6(4): 121-127
Published online Apr 16, 2014. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v6.i4.121
Current status and future applications of contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasonography
Hon Chi Yip, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Charing Ching Ning Chong, James Yun Wong Lau
Hon Chi Yip, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Charing Ching Ning Chong, James Yun Wong Lau, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Hon Chi Yip, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Charing Ching Ning Chong, James Yun Wong Lau, Institute of Digestive Disease, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Author contributions: Yip HC, Teoh AYB and Chong CCN performed the literature search and data review; Yip HC, Teoh AYB and Lau JYW wrote the paper.
Correspondence to: Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd (Gen), Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4th floor, Clinical Science Building, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong, China. anthonyteoh@surgery.cuhk.edu.hk
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Received: December 19, 2013
Revised: February 16, 2014
Accepted: March 3, 2014
Published online: April 16, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This article provides a focused update on the current applications of contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasonography in the gastrointestinal tract. Recent advances and future developments in contrast enhanced EUS are discussed.