Macroscopic appearance of the major duodenal papilla influences bile duct cannulation

Post written by Erik Haraldsson, MD, from the Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and the Department of Surgery, Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden. The focus of the study was to evaluate to what extent the various endoscopic appearances of the major duodenal papilla influence bile duct cannulation, utilizing …

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Endoclip papilloplasty for a patulous and incompetent biliary papilla

Post written by Yonghui Huang, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University International Hospital & Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China. An innovative endoscopic strategy was demonstrated for preserving the function of Oddi sphincter after large endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in a patient with a large stone of the CBD. After successful extraction of CBD …

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Pancreatic duct rendezvous with pancreatoscopy through the minor papilla

Post written by Erin Y. Chew, BS, Bibin T. Varghese, BS, and Robert J. Sealock, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. An 18-year-old woman presented to our hospital with diffuse abdominal pain and visible distention. She reported a history of acute pancreatitis 2 months earlier. Physical examination revealed …

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