A minimally invasive method called endoscopic ultrasonography (Endoscopic Ultrasound) is used to diagnose conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system and other surrounding organs and tissues. An instrument that employs sound waves to create images and a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) placed into the digestive tract is used in endoscopic ultrasonography (ultrasound).
The surrounding organs and tissues, including the lungs, pancreas, gall bladder, liver, and lymph nodes, are also clearly visible in the high-resolution images created by high-frequency sound waves. Endoscopic Ultrasound in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
A tiny needle may also be attached to an endoscopic tube so that fluid or tissue samples can be taken (biopsy) and examined in a lab. This method is known as "fine-needle aspiration" or "fine-needle biopsy". Other Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided techniques can be used to inject medicine at a precise location or drain fluid from a lesion.
Any organ along the GI tract's path can have its lining and walls visualised with Endoscopic Ultrasound. Clear images of the oesophagus, stomach, and sections of the small intestine can be obtained with an Endoscopic Ultrasound device inserted down the throat. Images of the rectum, the colon, and adjacent tissue-like lymph nodes can also be taken with an Endoscopic Ultrasound device introduced through the anus.
It is also possible to see surrounding or internal organs, such as the following,
the chest's central lymph nodes
Gallbladder and liver
Why is the procedure performed?
Other organs can also be reached by Endoscopic Ultrasound using fine-needle aspiration or other tools. For instance, a needle can reach neighbouring lymph nodes by passing through the oesophagal wall. Similarly, a needle can be inserted through the stomach's wall to administer medication to the pancreas. Book an appointment at our multi-speciality hospital today.
For the following, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided operations can be performed,
Analyse tissue damage brought on by inflammation or illness.
Check whether there is cancer or if it has spread to the lymph nodes.
Analyse the extent of a cancerous (malignant) tumour's tissue invasion.
Determine cancer's stage to see how far along it is.
Give more specific information on lesions found using different imaging methods.
To take a sample of fluid or tissue for testing.
Drain cysts of their liquids.
Deliver treatments to a specific area, such as a cancerous tumour.
If anaesthesia is administered, you won't be awake during the procedure. You might experience a little discomfort if a sedative is administered, but most patients doze off or are otherwise not completely awake during the procedure.
Depending on the procedure's goals, the doctor will either insert an endoscope through your throat or through your rectum.
A tiny ultrasonic transducer is located at the end of the endoscope. A passage in the endoscope also allows additional instruments, like a biopsy needle, to be utilised during the surgery.
The average time of an Endoscopic Ultrasound is under an hour. Following an upper Endoscopic Ultrasound, you can experience a sore throat.
The Endoscopic Ultrasound images will be interpreted by a pulmonologist or gastroenterologist with special training in lung or digestive problems. If you have fine-needle aspiration, the test results will be reported by a physician with training in biopsies (pathologists). Your doctor will mention any significant discoveries and treatment options.