Echoendoscopie des voies biliaires et du pancréas. Revue biennale de la littérature 2003–2004
Endoscopic ultrasound of the bile ducts and the pancreas. Biennial review of literature 2003–2004
These last two years were prolific in the field of the biliopancreatic echoendoscopy since approximately 200 articles were published. Five topics were more particularly approached: 1) the development of unspecified biliary strictures; 2) the diagnosis and the staging of pancreatic tumours; 3) the improvement and the development of new techniques of biopsies, 4) the impact of echoendoscopy on the realization of other examinations (ERCP, MRCP...) in the workup of biliopancreatic pathologies. Lastly, therapeutic developments of techniques have been analyzed in some publications.
biliary ducts, echoendoscopy, pancreas