Metal vs. plastic stents for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage

Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York, USA, describes this Original Article, "Metal versus plastic for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage: clinical outcomes and success." Our aim was to compare fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMSs) to plastic stents for endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in terms of …

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Postcholecystectomy refractory biliary leaks

Jorge Canena, MD, PhD, from the Center of Gastroenterology, Hospital Cuf Infante Santo, in Lisbon, Portugal discusses this Original Article "A non-randomized study in consecutive patients with postcholecystectomy refractory biliary leaks who were managed endoscopically with the use of multiple plastic stents or fully covered self-expandable metal stents (with videos)." We compared the clinical effectiveness …

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Predictive value of cholangioscopy

Jorge Manuel Tavares Canena from the Center of Gastroenterology, Cuf Infanto Santo Hospital, Faculty of Medical Sciences - Nova Medical School and Department of Gastroenterology, Pulido Valente Hospital, Faculty of Medical Sciences - Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal discusses his article "Predictive value of cholangioscopy after endoscopic management of early postcholecystectomy bile duct strictures …

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