Percutaneous transhepatic versus EUS-guided gallbladder drainage

Post written by Jaihwan Kim, MD, from the Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. We want to introduce the feasibility, safety, long-term patency, and economic issue of EUS-GBD in patients with malignant cystic duct obstruction. In real practice, physicians meet some patients who need a long indwelling PTGBD which seriously …

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Transgastric gallstone extraction

Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FASGE from the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan presents this video case "Transgastric large gallstone extraction in a patient with acute cholecystitis through a lumen-apposing metal stent (with video)" from the April issue. A Tokyo guideline in 2013 proposed that percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is considered a safe alternative …

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