Newly designed plastic stent for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy

Junko Umeda, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan discusses this New Methods article "A newly designed plastic stent for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy: a prospective preliminary feasibility study (with videos)." EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) for the creation of a fistula between the stomach and the left intrahepatic bile duct is an …

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Making EUS-guided biliary drainage safer

Vivek Kumbhari, MD from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, USA shares this video case "EUS-guided biliary drainage made safer by a combination of hepaticogastrostomy and antegrade transpapillary stenting." A 61-year-old male presented with malignant biliary obstruction secondary to locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. …

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Antegrade transpapillary placement of a metal biliary stent

Payal Saxena, MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia describes this VideoGIE case "EUS-guided biliary drainage with antegrade transpapillary placement of a metal biliary stent." EUS-guided biliary drainage with antegrade transpapillary metallic stent is demonstrated in 2cases of malignant, biliary obstruction. …

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Novel ex vivo model for EUS-guided biliary drainage training

Vinay Dhir, MD, Director at Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences in Mumbai, India discusses this New Methods article, "Novel ex vivo model for hands-on teaching of and training in EUS-guided biliary drainage: creation of “Mumbai EUS” stereolithography/3D printing bile duct prototype (with videos)." We wanted to create a simple yet effective teaching and training prototype …

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New hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage

Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD and Sang Soo Lee, MD, PhD from University of Ulsan in Seoul, South Korea report on their New Methods article "Preliminary report on a new hybrid metal stent for EUS-guided biliary drainage (with videos)." We investigated the feasibility and safety of a newly developed self-expandable metal stent tailored for use …

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Tract dilation with stent retrieval device

Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FASGE from the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan shares his VideoGIE case "Tract dilation with a stent retrieval device in EUS-guided pancreatic duct stent placement." Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided pancreatic duct (PD) stenting is always challenging. Apart from EUS-guided biliary drainage, it may be more difficult to dilate the needle tract …

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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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