EUS-Guided Interventions: Indications, Contraindications, and Risks

  • Stefan HollerbachEmail author
  • Christian Jürgensen


Endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration today is a very important specialized endoscopic method for diagnosis and therapy of numerous diseases. It features high clinical efficacy in the hands of experienced users with minimal invasiveness and very rare complications.

The method is established and beneficial especially for the characterization of small and disseminated lesions along and around the GI tract and the tracheobronchial system, for the staging of tumors and for local therapies. This chapter demonstrates the most important applications and technical preconditions in detail.



Branch duct-IPMN




Common bile duct


Computed tomography


Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration


Endoscopic-retrograde cholangiopancreatography


Endoscopic ultrasound


Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle puncture


Endoscopic ultrasound-guided Trucut biopsy


Gastrointestinal stromal tumor


Hodgkin’s lymphoma


Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia


Main duct-IPMN


Nurse-assisted propofol administration


Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma


Non-small cell lung cancer


Positron emission tomography-CT


Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor


Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage


Subepithelial tumor


Staging system: tumor node metastasis




Video-assisted thoracoscopy


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Allgemeines Krankenhaus CelleCelleGermany
  2. 2.Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) Klinik für GastroenterologieBerlinGermany

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