Pancreatic Disorder – Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore
The digestive system is significantly influenced by the pancreas, a gland that is located behind the stomach. In addition to producing insulin and other hormones that regulate how well your body can use sugar, it also provides the intestines with digestive enzymes that break down the fats, proteins, and carbs in your diet into molecules that can be digested (glucose).
Considering how inaccessible the pancreas is, evaluating pancreatic illnesses can be challenging. Pancreas evaluation can be done in a variety of ways.
The pancreas can be affected by a number of conditions, such as acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. You may experience at least some of the following signs and symptoms if your pancreas isn’t working properly: stomach pain, edema, sensitivity, dizziness or vomiting, extra gas, diarrhoea, fever, and weight loss.
The most frequent causes of pancreatic disorders are drinking alcohol, smoking, using drugs that can irritate the pancreas, and intestinal irritability.
Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): This procedure is more precise than abdominal ultrasound and is highly useful in identifying pancreatic disorders. An endoscope, a small, flexible tube used by medical professionals to examine the digestive tract and collect tumor biopsy samples, is used for this test. Its tip has a small ultrasound probe.
Endoscopy can reveal obstructions or swelling in the pancreatic ducts, allowing the doctor to determine whether or not cancer is to blame for these issues.
In order to determine whether you have a disorder, doctors may also take samples of your tissue or fluid during the procedure.
The medical professional will insert an endoscope tube into your stomach through your oesophagus. The tube then enters the duodenum, the first portion of your small intestine, where the ducts connecting your liver and pancreas open. After that, the physician inserts a catheter—a skinny plastic tube—through the endoscope and into this opening.