Balloon overtube-assisted cholangioscopy and laser lithotripsy of large bile duct stones

Post written by Jaehoon Cho, MD, and Ara B. Sahakian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County Hospital and University of Southern California Medical Center, and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. In this video, we describe successful balloon …

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YAG laser lithotripsy for impacted stone

Ryosuke Tonozuka, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo, Japan presents this VideoGIE case, "Holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy through an EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy route." Treatment of biliary calculi in patients with surgically altered anatomy is often challenging despite the development of balloon enteroscopy (BE). This video showed holmium: YAG …

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