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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071059/accuracy-of-asge-criteria-for-the-prediction-of-choledocholithiasis
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Jacobo Dib
I read with interest the article "Accuracy of ASGE criteria for the prediction of choledocholithiasis" by Nárvaez et al. Patients with suspicion of choledocholithiasis (CL) were categorized according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) recommendations. Those patients classified into high or intermediate-probability for CL underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) without any further non-endoscopic biliary imaging modalities. In the ASGE recommendations for intermediate risk CL patients, they mention options for the evaluation of these patients including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC)...
January 10, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062869/-large-balloon-dilation-for-removal-of-choledocholithiasis-difficult-to-extract-clinical-experience
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Luis Marin Calderón, Augusto Vera Calderón, Aldo Gómez Correa, Zenon Cervera Reyes, Milagros Dávalos Moscol, Edgar Alva Alva, Fernando Palacios Salas, Ramiro Díaz Ríos, Edson Guzmán Calderón, Grisley García Chihuan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the initial experience of the combined use of biliary sphincterotomy plus balloon dilatation of the papilla for management of large stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Design: Retrospective, descriptive. This study included 18 patients in whom a hydrostatic dilatation of the papilla with large balloons was performed between June 2012 and April 2014. Patients had multiple large stones, tapered distal common bile duct, previous sphincterotomy, or peri/ intradiverticular papilla...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062867/guide-wire-a-sisted-cannulation-versus-conventional-contrast-to-prevent-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-based-on-randomized-control-trials
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Eduardo T de Moura, Eduardo G de Moura, Wanderley Bernardo, Spencer Cheng, Andre Kondo, Diogo T de Moura, Jose Bravo, Everson L Artifon
OBJECTIVE: Through this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aim to clarify the differences between these two techniques, thus improving primary success cannulation and reducing complications during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, primarily pancreatitis. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted to search for data available up until June2015from the most important databases available in the health field: EMBASE, MEDLINE (via PubMed), Cochrane, LILACS and CENTRAL (via BVS), SCOPUS, the CAPES database (Brazil), and gray literature...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062313/evolution-in-the-utilization-of-biliary-interventions-in-the-united-states-results-of-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study-from-1998-to-2013
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Robert J Huang, Nirav C Thosani, Monique T Barakat, Abhishek Choudhary, Alka Mithal, Gurkirpal Singh, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile duct surgery (BDS), percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are alternative interventions used to treat biliary disease. We aim to describe trends in ERCP, BDS, and PTC on a nationwide level in the United States. METHODS: We used the National Inpatient Sample to estimate age-standardized utilization trends of inpatient diagnostic ERCP, therapeutic ERCP, BDS, and PTC between 1998 and 2013...
January 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054294/treatment-of-common-bile-duct-stones-in-gastric-bypass-patients-with-laparoscopic-transgastric-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Nina A Frederiksen, Louise Tveskov, Frederik Helgstrand, Lars Naver, Andrea Floyd
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass excludes the biliary tree from traditional evaluation and treatment with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Due to the initial rapid weight loss, gastric bypass patients have an increased risk of developing gallstones in the gallbladder as well as in the common bile duct. Various techniques to access the biliary tree have been described. The techniques are characterised by complexity and varying results. The aim of the present study was to assess both feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic-assisted transgastric ERCP in patients with gastric bypass...
January 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049511/prepancreatic-postduodenal-portal-vein-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Naeem Goussous, Steven C Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Prepancreatic postduodenal portal vein is extremely rare, with only 13 cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old white woman presented to our emergency department with abdominal pain. She underwent a computed tomography of her abdomen, which showed a portal vein coursing anterolaterally to her pancreas and posteriorly to the first portion of her duodenum, constituting a prepancreatic postduodenal portal vein. Imaging revealed choledocholithiasis, requiring endoscopic sphincterotomy, but due to a history of a gastric bypass procedure, she was lost to follow-up after being referred to an advanced endoscopist...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039642/five-hundred-consecutive-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-explorations-5-year-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Jie Hua, Hongbo Meng, Le Yao, Jian Gong, Bin Xu, Tingsong Yang, Wei Sun, Yuxiang Wang, Yukan Mao, Ti Zhang, Bo Zhou, Zhenshun Song
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has gained wide popularity in the treatment of choledocholithiasis. Bile leakage remains a major cause of postoperative morbidity. The aim of this study was to report 5-year results of 500 LCBDEs and identify risk factors associated with bile leakage. METHODS: Five hundred consecutive LCBDEs performed in one institution from September 2011 to June 2016 were reviewed. Patients' clinical data were retrospectively collected and analyzed...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024730/-efficiency-of-laparoscopic-vs-endoscopic-management-in-cholelithiasis-and-choledocholithiasis-is-there-any-difference
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María de Los Angeles Herrera-Ramírez, Hugo López-Acevedo, Gustavo Adolfo Gómez-Peña, Carlos Javier Mata-Quintero
BACKGROUND: Concomitant cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis is a disease where incidence increase with age and can have serious complications such as pancreatitis, cholangitis and liver abscesses, but its management is controversial, because there are minimally invasive laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficiency in the management of cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis with laparoscopic cholecystectomy with common bile duct exploration vs cholangiopancreatography endoscopic retrograde+laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
December 23, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012336/forgotten-cbd-stent-102-months-with-stone-stent-complex-a-case-report
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Varsha Barai, Jagadish Hedawoo, Sanjay Changole
INTRODUCTION: Choledocholithiasis is presence of stone in Common bile duct (CBD) which can be treated by endoscopy or surgery [1]. Retained foreign bodies like stents forms a nidus for stone formation resulting in pain, fever, jaundice. CASE PRESENTATION: 60 years female patient admitted in surgery ward with features of cholangitis with computed tomography showing cholangitic abscess with dilated common bile duct and sludge around stent in situ. Stone was found at proximal end of stent during surgery...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008469/laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration-a-safe-and-definitive-treatment-for-elderly-patients
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Chufa Zheng, Yaokui Huang, E Xie, Dejin Xie, Yunheng Peng, Xiaozhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Common bile duct (CBD) stone is one of the most common diseases among elderly people. In recent decades, there are numerous studies regarding the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE). Elderly patients are often regarded as high-risk patients because they are more likely to present with age-specific deterioration of organ function and coexisting chronic diseases, which may reduce their tolerance of laparoscopic surgery. Although laparoscopic surgery for choledocholithiasis is now widely accepted as the treatment for CBD stone, its appropriateness for the treatment of elderly patients or those with coexisting high-risk patients has not been well established...
December 23, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994893/cholecystocolonic-fistulas-from-diverticulosis-a-potentially-missable-cause-of-liver-abscesses
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Ben Warner, Terry Wong, Philip Berry
Cholecystocolonic fistulas (CCF) due to colonic diverticulosis are a rare cause of liver abscesses. It is even rarer to simultaneously have choledocholithiasis, another cause for liver abscesses. In this case report, we found both pathologies and emphasise the need to study cholangiograms carefully so as not to miss alternative diagnoses.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986260/utility-of-mrcp-in-clinical-decision-making-of-suspected-choledocholithiasis-an-institutional-analysis-and-literature-review
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Wesley R Badger, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Shanu N Kothari
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment algorithm for suspected choledocholithiasis is not yet well defined. Imaging options include magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC). MRCP is diagnostic, while the other two modalities can also be therapeutic. Each of these modalities for diagnosis and treatment carries its own set of risks, benefits, and institutional costs. We hypothesized that there would be a significant difference between the biochemical profiles and characteristics of patients who undergo ERCP vs...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981825/laparo-endoscopic-rendez-vous-versus-sequential-delayed-approach-in-patients-with-choledocholithiasis
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Antonio Pesce, Gaetano LA Greca, Saverio Latteri, Vincenzo Guardabasso, Federica DI Marco, Michele DI Blasi, Domenico Russello, Stefano Puleo
BACKGROUND: To compare the efficacy and safety of synchronous laparoscopic cholecystectomy with laparo-endoscopic rendez-vous technique vs sequential "delayed" approach with the main goal to compare the conversion rate and post-operative complications. METHODS: Patients diagnosed as having gallstones and CBD stones or sludge were enrolled in this study. From January 2013 to June 2015, 43 consecutive patients were submitted to the sequential treatment (ERCP prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy) and the next consecutive 46 patients were submitted to undergo the rendez-vous technique...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965473/diagnostic-value-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-symptomatic-patients-with-high-and-intermediate-probabilities-of-common-bile-duct-stones-and-a-negative-computed-tomography-scan
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Tae Joo Jeon, Jae Hee Cho, Yeon Suk Kim, Si Young Song, Ji Young Park
Background/Aims: When computed tomography (CT) does not indicate choledocholithiasis in highly suspicious patients, there is no definite consensus on the subsequent modality. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) indicates fewer procedure-related complications than endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and has a lower cost than magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of EUS in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis and negative CT findings...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957289/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-undetermined-etiology-of-common-bile-duct-dilatation-on-abdominal-ultrasonography
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Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh, Naimeh Nejati, Maryam Farsinejad, Shadi Kolahdoozan
BACKGROUND The cause of common bile duct (CBD) dilatation cannot be determined by imaging modalities in many patients. The aim of this study was to assess the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in detecting the cause of CBD dilatation in patients in whom ultrasonography could not demonstrate the cause of dilation. METHODS Prospectively, 152 consecutive patients who were referred for evaluation of dilated CBD (diameter ≥7 mm) of undetermined origin by ultrasonography were included in this study. All the patients underwent EUS...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942871/evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-cholelithiasis-2016
#16
REVIEW
Susumu Tazuma, Michiaki Unno, Yoshinori Igarashi, Kazuo Inui, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Masahiro Kai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Toshiyuki Mori, Koji Yamaguchi, Shomei Ryozawa, Yuji Nimura, Naotaka Fujita, Keiichi Kubota, Junichi Shoda, Masami Tabata, Tetsuya Mine, Kentaro Sugano, Mamoru Watanabe, Tooru Shimosegawa
Cholelithiasis is one of the commonest diseases in gastroenterology. Remarkable improvements in therapeutic modalities for cholelithiasis and its complications are evident. The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology has revised the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cholelithiasis. Forty-three clinical questions, for four categories-epidemiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis and complications-were selected, and a literature search was performed for the clinical questions with use of the MEDLINE, Cochrane, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi databases for the period between 1983 and June 2012...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927579/evaluation-of-relative-criteria-for-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Yoichi Matsui, So Yamaki, Satoshi Hirooka, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Sohei Satoi, Masanori Kon
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Although single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has no advantage over conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), except for better cosmesis, few reports have discussed the criteria for SILC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of our criteria for SILC. METHODS: During the study period, SILC was performed at our institution under the following criteria. The inclusion criteria were elective surgery, age of < 60 years, and body mass index of < 30 kg/m(2)...
December 5, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920850/choledochoduodenal-fistula-in-the-setting-of-crohn-s-disease
#18
Shane Knipping, Ravi Rajpoot, Roozbeh Houshyar
Of all the spontaneous fistulas that occur between the extrahepatic biliary system and the intestine, a choledochoduodenal fistula is rarely seen. When it does occur, it is most often secondary to a perforated duodenal ulcer, choledocholithiasis, or cholelithiasis. It may also be seen following complications related to iatrogenic injury or tuberculosis. Generally, choledochoduodenal fistulas are asymptomatic, but may present with vague abdominal pain, fever, and other symptoms related to cholangitis. As a result, they can be difficult to diagnose clinically before imaging is obtained...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904246/noninvasive-imaging-of-the-biliary-system-relevant-to-percutaneous-interventions
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REVIEW
Stephen Thomas, Kayleen Jahangir
Clinical data such as history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are useful in identifying patients with biliary obstruction and biliary sources of infection. However, if intervention is planned, noninvasive imaging is needed to confirm the presence, location, and extent of the disease process. Currently, the most commonly available and used noninvasive modalities are ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and nuclear medicine hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HIDA). US is quick, portable, readily available, and is commonly the first imaging modality used when biliary pathology is suspected...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904245/choledocholithiasis-evaluation-treatment-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Christopher Molvar, Bryan Glaenzer
Choledocholithiasis occurs in up to approximately 20% of patients with cholelithiasis. A majority of stones form in the gallbladder and then pass into the common bile duct, where they generate symptoms, due to biliary obstruction. Confirmatory diagnosis of choledocholithiasis is made with advanced imaging, including magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Treatment varies locally; however, ERCP with sphincterotomy is most commonly employed with a high degree of success...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
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