Comparison of EUS-guided endoscopic transpapillary and percutaneous gallbladder drainage for acute cholecystitis

Post written by Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd (Gen), from the Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China. The optimal method of gallbladder drainage for acute cholecystitis in nonsurgical candidates is uncertain. The aim of the current study was to conduct a network meta-analysis comparing …

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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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