Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP

Kentaro Ishii, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, in Tokyo, Japan discusses this Original Article, "Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastrectomy and intact papillae (with videos)." Balloon enteroscopy (BE)-assisted ERCP has provided a marked improvement in the success rate of reaching the papilla and consecutive ERCP procedures in …

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Editor’s Choice: Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP

Associate Editor Dr. John Saltzman highlights this article “Balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastrectomy and intact papillae (with videos)” by Ishii et al as February’s Editor’s Choice. Performing ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an increasingly common clinical scenario for advanced endoscopists. The anatomy poses unique challenges including reaching the ampulla …

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