Recanalization of the bile duct by using percutaneous and endoscopic methods after iatrogenic injury

Post written by Arjun R. Sondhi, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. An 87-year-old man who suffered a complete common bile duct (CBD) transection after a cholecystectomy presented to our institution for care. To treat his bile leak, we used a combined interventional radiology approach …

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Macroscopic appearance of the major duodenal papilla influences bile duct cannulation

Post written by Erik Haraldsson, MD, from the Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and the Department of Surgery, Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden. The focus of the study was to evaluate to what extent the various endoscopic appearances of the major duodenal papilla influence bile duct cannulation, utilizing …

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Endoscopically inserted biodegradable biliary stents

Post written by Antti Siiki, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. Our group (Siiki, Rinta-Kiikka, Sand, and Laukkarinen) reported the first long-term results of endoscopically inserted biodegradable stents in human bile duct. The novel stents were used in 2 indications in ERCP with a standard …

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Inverted frontal view method for bile duct cannulation

Hideaki Harada, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan presents this VideoGIE case "Inverted frontal view method facilitates bile duct cannulation via the intact papilla in patients with Roux-en-Y anastomosis." An 85-year-old-man who had undergone total gastrectomy plus Roux-en-Y reconstruction was referred to our department with calculus-related cholangitis. We describe the …

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Predictive value of cholangioscopy

Jorge Manuel Tavares Canena from the Center of Gastroenterology, Cuf Infanto Santo Hospital, Faculty of Medical Sciences - Nova Medical School and Department of Gastroenterology, Pulido Valente Hospital, Faculty of Medical Sciences - Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal discusses his article "Predictive value of cholangioscopy after endoscopic management of early postcholecystectomy bile duct strictures …

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