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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511235/direct-peroral-cholangioscopy-with-a-new-anchoring-technique-using-the-guide-probe-of-kautz-first-clinical-experiences
#1
Frank Lenze, Tobias M Nowacki, Torsten Beyna, Hansjoerg Ullerich
Background and study aims We present the first clinical results of a new tandem technique for direct peroral cholangioscopy using a standard ultraslim upper gastrointestinal endoscope and a guide probe that was originally developed for the non-transendoscopic placement of biliary endoprostheses (guide probe of Kautz; MTW, Wesel, Germany). Patients and methods Twenty direct peroral cholangioscopy procedures were performed with the new anchor-assisted method using the guide probe of Kautz in a single center and were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464208/knock-knock-knockin-on-bile-duct-s-door-the-tip-of-the-biopsy-forceps-technique-probing-the-route-during-freehand-intubated-direct-cholangioscopy
#2
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464207/a-tandem-approach-using-sequential-diagnostic-ultraslim-and-therapeutic-standard-size-direct-freehand-cholangioscopy-to-guide-mechanical-lithotripsy-of-a-giant-cystic-duct-remnant-stone
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415168/an-update-on-endoscopic-management-of-post-liver-transplant-biliary-complications
#4
Hyun Woo Lee, Najmul Hassan Shah, Sung Koo Lee
Biliary complications are the most common post-liver transplant (LT) complications with an incidence of 15%-45%. Furthermore, such complications are reported more frequently in patients who undergo a living-donor LT (LDLT) compared to a deceased-donor LT (DDLT). Most post-LT biliary complications involve biliary strictures, bile leakage, and biliary stones, although many rarer events, such as hemobilia and foreign bodies, contribute to a long list of related conditions. Endoscopic treatment of post-LT biliary complications has evolved rapidly, with new and effective tools improving both outcomes and success rates; in fact, the latter now consistently reach up to 80%...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403110/a-feasibility-study-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedure-with-videos
#5
Miyuki Imanishi, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshitaka Kurisu, Saori Onda, Wataru Takagi, Atsushi Okuda, Akira Miyano, Mio Amano, Nobu Nishioka, Daisuke Masuda, Kazuhide Higuchi
Recently, the novel SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization system (SPY DS) has become available. This system offers several advantages over the conventional SPYGlass system. This study evaluated the clinical feasibility and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for biliary disorder using SPY DS.In this retrospective study, consecutive patients who had biliary disorder were enrolled between November 2015 and February 2016. All patients could not be diagnosed or treated by standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in our hospital or at another hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360098/fatal-outcome-due-to-co2-emboli-during-direct-cholangioscopy
#6
Alexander Hann, Eugen Zizer, Klaus Egger, Hans-Dieter Allescher, Alexander Meining
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337482/efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-digital-single-operator-peroral-cholangioscopy-guided-laser-lithotripsy-for-complicated-biliary-stones
#7
John Ct Wong, Raymond Sy Tang, Anthony Yb Teoh, Joseph Jy Sung, James Yw Lau
Background/study aims Laser lithotripsy can effectively fragment complicated biliary stones, but current cholangioscopes are limited by fragility, restricted mobility or moderate visual resolution. The efficacy and safety of a new digital single-operator peroral cholangioscope to guide laser lithotripsy were evaluated. Patients and methods In this prospective single-center series, consecutive patients with complicated biliary stones, defined as impacted stones > 1.5 cm in size and wider than the more distal common bile duct, or stones that failed extraction by basket mechanical lithotripsy, underwent ERCP and SpyGlass DS peroral cholangioscope (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, United States)-guided laser lithotripsy...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303601/novel-biopsy-forceps-anchoring-technique-for-completion-of-direct-cholangioscopy-after-freehand-intubation
#8
V Zimmer
The widespread dissemination of direct cholangioscopy (DC) has been hindered by the need for special equipment and the perceived high procedure-related technical complexity. DC with freehand intubation has been reported to have high technical success rates in a single report, albeit the pervasive expert opinion question its clinical applicability, thus most centers resort to anchoring techniques for intubation and/or scope advancement.[1] However, although newer anchoring balloons are being developed, first-generation balloons have been withdrawn from the market...
March 16, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286559/a-comparative-evaluation-of-treatment-methods-for-bile-duct-stones-after-hepaticojejunostomy-between-percutaneous-transhepatic-cholangioscopy-and-peroral-short-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#9
Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Kato, Shuntaro Yabe, Sho Mizukawa, Hiroyuki Seki, Yutaka Akimoto, Daisuke Uchida, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Takeshi Tomoda, Naoki Yamamoto, Shigeru Horiguchi, Hirofumi Kawamoto, Hiroyuki Okada
BACKGROUND: Bile duct stones after hepaticojejunostomy are considered a troublesome adverse event. Although percutaneous transhepatic procedures using a cholangioscopy is performed to treat these bile duct stones, a peroral endoscopic procedure using a short, double-balloon enteroscope (sDBE) is an alternative. This study aimed to compare the immediate and long-term outcomes of both treatments for bile duct stones in patients who underwent prior hepaticojejunostomy. METHODS: Between October 2001 and May 2013, 40 consecutive patients were treated for bile duct stones after hepaticojejunostomy at a tertiary care hospital...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256149/long-standing-indeterminate-biliary-stricture-with-iterative-negative-tissue-sampling-revealed-as-cholangiocarcinoma-under-spyglasstm-cholangiocoscopy
#10
Andrés Figueroa Marrero, Carlos M Chavarría-Herbozo, Carlos de la Serna Higuera, Manuel Pérez-Miranda
Bile duct brush cytology, intraductal biopsy and EUS-FNA are all used to characterize biliary strictures, with suboptimal sensitivity. Surgical resection without confirmed malignancy is undesirable. Cholangioscopy with targeted biopsies appears to increase the diagnostic yield in indeterminate biliary strictures, but it is still considered optional.
March 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243051/digital-cholangioscopy-spyglass%C3%A2-in-the-diagnosis-of-cholangiocarcinoma
#11
Ioannis D Dimas, Maria Fragaki, Emmanouil Vardas, Gregorios A Paspatis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224034/biliary-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Mohammad Taghi Safari, Shabnam Shahrokh, Mohammad Bagher Miri, Forough Foroughi, Amir Sadeghi
Hepatobiliary cystadenomas (HBC) is a rare neoplasm which comprising less than one percent of liver cystic neoplasms. Although it's known as a benign tumor, but they have a potential for neoplastic transformation. Making a proper diagnosis and ruling out of other differential diagnosis is important because of different treatment. In the present study, we described a case of HBC manifested as idiopathic dominant biliary stricture in common hepatic duct (CHD), on the basis of spiral CT scan and MRI, and elevated CA19-9...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213744/intraductal-papillary-neoplasm-originating-from-an-anomalous-bile-duct
#13
Harufumi Maki, Taku Aoki, Takeaki Ishizawa, Mariko Tanaka, Takashi Sakatani, Yoshifumi Beck, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Norihiro Kokudo
An 82-year-old woman who had been suffering from repeated obstructive jaundice for 7 years was referred to our hospital. Although endoscopic aspiration of the mucin in the common bile duct had been temporally effective, origin of the mucin production had not been detectable. The patient thus had been forced to be on long-term follow-up without curative resection. Endoscopic retrograde cholangioscopy on admission revealed massive mucin in the common bile duct. In addition, an anomalous bile duct located proximal to the gallbladder was identified...
April 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210510/single-operator-peroral-cholangioscopy-for-extraction-of-cystic-duct-stones-in-postcholecystectomy-mirizzi-syndrome
#14
Jason Deforest Jones, Rishi Pawa
Mirizzi syndrome is an exceptionally rare diagnosis with an annual incidence of less than 1% in developed countries. In this disease process, stone burden in the cystic duct or gallbladder neck leads to common hepatic duct obstruction, either by mechanical compression or secondary inflammation. Mirizzi syndrome is classified into one of four types based on the presence and severity of cholecystobiliary fistulization. Treatment is primarily surgical in nature and largely dictated by the type of Mirizzi syndrome encountered...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185905/a-preliminary-study-of-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnosing-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
#15
Chai Ning-Li, Feng Jia, Guo Yu-Hang, Li Hui-Kai, Ning Bo Wang, Xiangdong Wang, Wang Ying, Wang Yong-Hua, Zhai Ya-Qi, Linghu En-Qiang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Advances in imaging technology have improved the annual detection rate of pancreatic cystic lesions, but the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions remains unclear. Thus, the usefulness of single operator cholangioscopy (SOC) as a diagnostic imaging tool for pancreatic cystic lesions is worth investigating. We performed an intracystic visual examination of pancreatic cystic lesions using SOC to determine the diagnostic value of SOC for pancreatic cystic lesions...
February 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146445/risk-of-cholangiocarcinoma-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-diagnosis-and-surveillance
#16
Hanno Ehlken, Roman Zenouzi, Christoph Schramm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is associated with an increased risk of hepatobiliary and extrahepatic malignancy. Particularly the risk of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is greatly increased. To provide potentially curative treatments for affected patients an early diagnosis of CCA is crucial. We here review the current advances with respect to CCA diagnosis and surveillance and discuss a rational approach on how to perform surveillance of CCA in PSC patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Given the shortcomings of the current modalities for the surveillance and diagnosis of CCA in PSC, recent studies have focused on novel biomarkers for CCA...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119264/prospective-evaluation-of-the-short-access-cholangioscopy-for-stone-clearance-and-evaluation-of-indeterminate-strictures
#17
Athanasios D Sioulas, Muhammad A El-Masry, Stefan Groth, Guido Schachschal, Mario Anders, Thomas Rosch, Ulrike Denzer
BACKGROUND: Peroral cholangioscopy facilitates diagnosis and therapy of biliary disorders. This study prospectively evaluated a new short access cholangioscopy. METHODS: Consecutive patients were included as follows: difficult stones (group 1) underwent cholangioscopy with electrohydraulic lithotripsy and indeterminate biliary strictures (group 2) were evaluated with macroscopic assessment and cholangioscopy guided biopsy sampling. We evaluated the complete stone clearance rate (group 1) and diagnostic accuracy (group 2)...
February 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068697/diagnostic-utility-of-digital-cholangioscopy-for-dislodged-bile-duct-tumor-thrombus-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Tadahisa Inoue, Tomohiko Ohashi, Yukiomi Nakade, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914884/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-survival-in-cholangiocarcinoma-a-prospective-study
#19
Larisa Vasilieva, Stefanos I Papadhimitriou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Konstantinos Papiris, Dimitrios Pavlidis, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Andreas Romanos, Spyridon P Dourakis
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is difficult. The present study aimed to assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and survival in CCA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study on 46 patients with CCA who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgical resection and 20 controls with a clinical and ERCP suspicion for CCA in whom surgical biopsy and/or 4-year follow-up showed a benign biliary stricture...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904247/biliary-interventions-tools-and-techniques-of-the-trade-access-cholangiography-biopsy-cholangioscopy-cholangioplasty-stenting-stone-extraction-and-brachytherapy
#20
REVIEW
Osman Ahmed, Sipan Mathevosian, Bulent Arslan
Therapeutic access to the biliary system is generally limited to endoscopic or percutaneous approaches. A variety of percutaneous transhepatic biliary interventions are applicable for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary system pathologies, the majority of which may be performed in conjunction with one another. The backbone of nearly all of these interventions is percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for opacification of the biliary tree, after which any number of therapeutic or diagnostic modalities may be pursued...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
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