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Is Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm Ablation Ready For Prime Time?


Dheehama J

Department of Medicine UNAM School of Medicine Windhoek, Namibia

Correspondence to Author:  Dheehama J


With the increase in the use of cross-sectional diagnostic imaging, there has been a concomitant rise in the rate of detected pancreatic cystic lesions. Recent years have seen the rise of newly developed therapeutic modalities to treat pancreatic lesions via ablation. Specifically, through the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided therapy, endoscopists can potentially ablate these lesions safely and with minimally invasive techniques. In this manuscript we review 4 major endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablative therapies: radiofrequency ablation, ethanol injection, chemo ablation, and cryoablation. We also review the efficacy and safety of these techniques and future directions in the management of cystic pancreatic lesions.

Endoscopic ultrasound, pancreatic neoplasm ablation, ethanol ablation, radiofrequency ablation.


Dheehama J. Is endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic cystic neoplasm ablation ready for prime time? Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology 2022.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2832-4870
  • DOI: 10.52338/jjogastro
  • Short Name: JJOGASTRO
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 4 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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