2018, Number 2
Invest Medicoquir 2018; 10 (2)
Chao GL, Cepero VM, Barroso ML, Moret VS, Mesa GM, Hernández IZ
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ABSTRACTIntroduction. Echoendoscopy is probably the most remarkable advance of gastrointestinal endoscopy in the last twenty years, as it is a challenge for the endoscopist who has to develop skills to see not only the internal structure of the gastrointestinal tract, but also the organs and tissues that are found insideof the intestinal wall; So, it was proposedto report the experience in endoscopy at the Medical Surgical Research Center. Methods. A retrospective descriptive study was conducted on 100 patients who underwent this procedure in the period from July 2016 to October 2017, of which 55% were women and 45% men. Results. The average age was 53.6 years. The most frequent diagnoses were: biliopancreatic lesions (40%), followed by subepithelial lesions (26%), malignant neoplasms (12%), normal (9%), high mucosal lesions (7%) and cystic lesions of the pancreas (2%). Of the biliopancreatic diseases, the pseudocyst of the pancreas was the most frequent diagnosis, (30%), as well as the gastrointestinal stroma tumor was the subepithelial lesion (53.9%) and the esophageal tumors (58.3%) in malignant neoplasms. A total of 24 biopsies were performed by fine needle aspiration and four pseudocyst of the pancreas were drained. No complications were reported. Conclusions. Echoendoscopy is a useful and safe procedure for the diagnosis of different diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The results of this work summarize a year of experience in our institution; aim to contribute to disseminate the application of ecoendoscopy in our country.