Endoscopy 2012; 44(09): 849-854
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1310046
DDW Highlights
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Endoscopic ultrasonography

T. B. Gardner
Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
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01. August 2012 (eFirst)


The 2012 Digestive Disease Week (DDW; 19 – 22 May 2012, San Diego, California, USA) featured exciting research from the field of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). The research highlights continued to focus on tissue acquisition and interventional EUS. Although overall there were fewer novel EUS applications presented, the quality of research, as evidenced by more prospective randomized trials, was generally higher than in previous years. In this review, the top 20 EUS abstracts from DDW 2012 are identified and key aspects are discussed.