What complications might result from an endoscopic ultrasound?

Trupti S. Shinde, MD
The complications of endoscopic ultrasound are similar to any other endoscopic procedure. In this video, Trupti Shinde, MD, of Citrus Memorial Hospital, explains how they are rare.
Due to the sedation, you will not be able to drive yourself home after the procedure and should arrange for someone to pick you up. Complications with EUS procedures are very rare but may include pancreatitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and adverse reactions to the sedative medication. Infection of a pancreatic cyst after FNA is also possible, and typically antibiotics are given to reduce that risk.

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