Has the role of EUS in rectal cancer staging changed in the last decade?

Angad Singh Uberoi, Manoop S. Bhutani

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The need for effective diagnosis, staging, and treatment of rectal cancer cannot be overstated. Accurate staging of rectal cancer has wide-ranging implications, including therapeutic strategy and prognosis. A change in stage may lead to the need for preoperative neoadjuvant therapy to decrease the risk of recurrence. The modalities commonly used for the primary staging of rectal cancer include EUS, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. EUS may be accompanied by the use of EUS-fine-needle aspiration to provide cytological confirmation. In this review, we take a deeper look into the role of EUS in the accurate staging of rectal cancer, how it compares to other modalities for the same, and how its role has changed in the last decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalEndoscopic Ultrasound
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • EUS
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scan
  • Rectal cancer
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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