Access balloon catheter for direct peroral cholangioscopy

Yun Nah Lee, MD, and colleagues from the Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, in Bucheon and Seoul, Korea discuss this New Methods article "A newly modified access balloon catheter for direct peroral cholangioscopy by using an ultraslim upper endoscope (with videos)." Direct peroral cholangioscopy (POC) …

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Cholecystoduodenostomy and duodenal stenting

Ryan Law, DO, from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, USA presents this video case "Cholecystoduodenostomy and duodenal stenting for relief of biliary and gastric outlet obstruction." Our case describes the placement of a lumen-apposing stent into the gallbladder followed by placement of an uncovered metal duodenal stent for palliation in a …

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Comparing outcomes of 2 nonanatomic EUS-guided BD routes after failed ERCP

Everson L.A. Artifon, MD, FASGE from the Department of Surgery at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil discusses his Original Article "Hepaticogastrostomy or choledochoduodenostomy for distal malignant biliary obstruction after failed ERCP: Is there any difference?" The study demonstrated that both hepaticogastrostomy (HG) and choledochoduodenostomy (CDT) are feasible to create an EUS-guided fistula …

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Rendezvous versus direct transluminal techniques for malignant biliary obstruction

Payal Saxena, MD, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland writes about her Original Article titled "EUS-guided biliary drainage by using a standardized approach for malignant biliary obstruction: rendezvous versus direct transluminal techniques (with videos)" from the November issue.  The aim of this study was to assess outcomes of EUS-guided biliary drainage (EGBD) performed using …

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