EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part III - Abdominal Treatment Procedures (Short Version)

Christoph F. Dietrich, T. Lorentzen, L. Appelbaum, E. Buscarini, V. Cantisani, J. M. Correas, X. W. Cui, M. D'Onofrio, O. H. Gilja, M. Hocke, A. Ignee, C. Jenssen, A. Kabaalioʇlu, E. Leen, C. Nicolau, C. P. Nolsoe, M. Radzina, C. Serra, P. S. Sidhu, Z. SparchezF. Piscaglia

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The third part of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound assesses the evidence for ultrasound-guided and assisted interventions in abdominal treatment procedures. Recommendations for clinical practice are presented covering indications, contraindications, safety and efficacy of the broad variety of these techniques. In particular, drainage of abscesses and fluid collections, interventional tumor ablation techniques, interventional treatment of symptomatic cysts and echinococcosis, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and drainage, percutaneous gastrostomy, urinary bladder drainage, and nephrostomy are addressed (short version; a long version is published online).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-45
Number of pages19
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • abscess
  • drainage
  • guideline
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • liver metastases
  • radiofrequency ablation
  • safety
  • ultrasound guidance

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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