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Yong-Hui Huang, Hong Chang, Wei Yao, Yao-Peng Zhang, Ke Li, Ye Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of a new snare-assisted peroral direct choledochoscopy/pancreatoscopy (PDCPS) technique. METHODS: From November 2014 through December 2016, 20 consecutive patients with indications for PDCPS were enrolled in this observational study. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography was initially performed using a conventional duodenoscope, and endoscopic papillary balloon dilation was performed. Next, an ultra-slim endoscope was inserted to perform the PDCPS; a snare tightened around the end of the scope's bending section facilitated its entry into the common bile duct (CBD)...
January 20, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
Wei Yu, Huisheng Yuan, Shi Cheng, Ying Xing, Wenmao Yan
A double gallbladder is a rare congenital malformation. The present study describes a case of double gallbladder with secondary common bile duct stones. By way of laparoscopic choledochoscopy, the exploration and removal of a common bile duct stone was performed through the cystic duct. The process involved a primary suture of the cystic duct and was performed without using a T-tube, and completed a surgical removal of the gallbladder. The present case was successfully treated by laparoscopic surgery. From a review of previous studies published in the English language, this study, to the best of our knowledge, is the first report of such a case...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Marty Zdichavsky, Bernhard Hirt, Andreas Kramer, Alfred Königsrainer, Nisar P Malek, Ulrich Schweizer, Martin Goetz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
Jun Liu, Lan Jin, Zhongtao Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE) is a complex procedure requiring expertise in laparoscopic and choledochoscopic skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of treating biliary calculi through laparoscopic transcystic exploration of the CBD via an ultrathin choledochoscope combined with dual-frequency laser lithotripsy. METHODS: From August 2011 through September 2014, 89 patients at our hospital were treated for cholecystolithiasis with biliary calculi...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Rosa Coelho, Pedro Pereira, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Pedro Moutinho-Ribeiro, Rui Gaspar, Elisabete Rios, Guilherme Macedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Endoscopy
Rui Tang, Wen-Ping Zhao, Yan-Ning Zhang, Xuan Tong, Jian-Ping Zeng
RATIONALE: Cholesterol polyps are rare in the common bile duct and difficult to diagnose. PATIENT CONCERNS: The small polypoid lesions often go undetected when using routine imaging methods, such as ultrasonography. DIAGNOSES: We treated a patient with cholesterol polyps in the common bile duct. After failing to detect choleliths using ultrasonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed mild dilation of the common bile duct...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Min Wang, Xu He, Chuan Tian, Jian Li, Feng Min, Hong-Yan Li
Background. In order to assess the diagnostic accuracy of linear EUS for evaluating clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups. Methods. 202 patients with clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups who underwent linear EUS examination between January 2012 and January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stone extraction or surgical choledochoscopy was only performed when a CBD stone was detected by linear EUS. Cases that were negative for CBD stones were followed up for at least 6 months...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Zang Jinfeng, Yuan Yin, Zhang Chi, Gao Junye
INTRODUCTION: To explore the techniques for managing impacted common bile duct (CBD) stones during laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 377 consecutive patients undergoing LCBDE from January 2008 to June 2015. Group 1 was defined as patients with impacted CBD stones. Group 2 included patients without impacted CBD stones. The outcomes of LCBDE were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: There were 65 patients in Group 1 and 312 patients in Group 2...
August 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Sai-Bo Pan, Jian-Bin Zhang, Bai-Qin Zhao, Ying Chai
Postoperative iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia after thoracoscopic lobectomy is extremely rare. We present a 55-year-old female patient who developed an iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia with gastric perforation several months after VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) left upper lobectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy. During the readmission, urgent laparotomy was performed. Intraoperatively, the choledochoscopy was introduced into left thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect for dissecting the secondary inflammatory adhesions and achieving satisfactory hemostasis...
June 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Ming-Ming Xu, Michel Kahaleh
Peroral cholangioscopy has become an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of biliary diseases, ranging from indeterminate biliary strictures to bile duct stones. Although the first cholangioscopy was performed in the 1970s, recent technological advances have provided us with cholangioscopes that yield high-resolution images, possess single-operator capability, and have ultrathin design to allow easier maneuverability and detailed imaging of the biliary tract. We review here the currently available devices for peroral cholangioscopy, their clinical applications, limitations, and complications...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Nikhil Gupta
Surgical fraternity has not yet arrived at any consensus for adequate treatment of choledocholithiasis. Sequential treatment in the form of pre-operative endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is considered as optimal treatment till date. With refinements in technique and expertise in field of minimal access surgery, many centres in the world have started offering one stage management of choledocholithiasis by LC with laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE)...
May 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Kristaps Atstupens, Haralds Plaudis, Vladimirs Fokins, Maksims Mukans, Guntars Pupelis
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Laparoscopic treatment of patients with choledocholithiasis and cholangitis is challenging due to mandatory recovery of the biliary drainage and clearance of the common bile duct (CBD). The aim of our study was to assess postoperative course of cholangitis and biliary sepsis after laparoscopic clearance of the CBD in emergently admitted patients with choledocholithiasis and cholangitis. METHODS: Emergently admitted patients who underwent laparoscopic clearance of the CBD were included prospectively and stratified in 2 groups i...
May 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
Biswajit Dey, Gourav Kaushal, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Adarsh Barwad, Biju Pottakkat
Hepatolithiasis or primary intrahepatic stones are prevalent in the Far-East countries such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan. It has been associated with helminthiasis, bacterial infections, environmental and dietary factors. Despite high prevalence of helminthiasis like ascariasis, poor environmental condition and low protein diet, India and Middle-East countries have a low incidence of hepatolithiasis. We report two cases of hepatolithiasis associated with bacterial infections and were surgically managed. The first case is a 45-year-old female presenting with upper abdominal pain and fever...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Fujing Lv, Shutian Zhang, Ming Ji, Yongjun Wang, Peng Li, Wei Han
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the value of a single stage with combined tri-endoscopic (duodenoscopy, laparoscopy and choledochoscopy) approach for patients with concomitant cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with combined gallbladder stones and common bile duct stones from February 2014 to April 2015 were randomized assigned to two groups: 29 patients underwent single-stage surgery with combined duodenoscope, laparoscope and choledochoscope (combined tri-endoscopic group), and 29 patients underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy to remove common bile duct stones followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy several days later (control group)...
December 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Esra Disci, Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Bunyami Ozogul, Mehmet Ilhan Yildirgan
OBJECTIVE: Advances in choledochoscopy technology lead to an improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatopancreatobiliary diseases. The aim of this study is to reveal the role of choledochoscopy in hepatopancreatobiliary pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Choledochoscopy was used under general anesthesia in operation rooms. Flexible choledochoscope inserted via a vertical choledochotomy line, which was closed by primary closure, T-tube application, or choledochoduodenal anastomosis...
February 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Zhouqiao Wu, Lixin Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Nirav Thosani, Richard S Zubarik, Rajan Kochar, Shivangi Kothari, Neeraj Sardana, Tu Nguyen, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Choledochoscopy is increasingly performed during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for direct bile duct visualization. Choledochoscopy necessitates irrigation of the bile duct with water or saline, which may increase intrabiliary pressure and consequently the risks of bacteremia and cholangitis. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the risk of bacteremia and infectious complications in patients undergoing single-operator choledochoscopy (SOC)...
May 2016: Endoscopy
Juan José Núñez Ju, Eduardo Anchante Castillo, Victor Torres Cueva, Cecilia Yeren Paredes, Felix Carrasco Mascaro, Oscar Becerra, Ernesto Cordero Palomino, Julia Sumire
We report the case of a patient who had the initial diagnosis of tumor in the bile duct in the middle third. Patient presented with lost weight of 10 kilograms in two months and moderate epigastric pain, no jaundice. The patient underwent radical surgery of the bile duct with multiple freeze biopsy surgical margins, intraoperative choledochoscopy, intraoperative cholangiography and reconstruction bilioenteric anastomosis Y Roux transmesocolic, he had a great recovery and early discharge. The pathological results showed moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma on the basis of an adenoma...
October 2015: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Ahmed ElGeidie, Ehab Atif, Yussef Naeem, Gamal ElEbidy
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been proven to be a safe, efficient, and cost-effective option for the management of common bile duct (CBD) stones. There are two guiding methods during LCBDE: fluoroscopic or choledochoscopic. Most surgeons prefer the use of flexible choledochoscopy at LCBDE, but it is a fragile, delicate, and expensive instrument. The aim of this work was to report our experience in fluoroscopically guided LCBDE. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent LCBDE in the Mansoura Gastroenterology surgical center between March 2007 and September 2014 was performed...
October 2015: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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