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Common bile duct stones

Cheal Wung Huh, Sung Ill Jang, Beom Jin Lim, Hee Wook Kim, Jae Keun Kim, Jun Sung Park, Ja Kyung Kim, Se Joon Lee, Dong Ki Lee
Common bile duct (CBD) stones are generally associated with greater elevations of alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels than aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels. However, some patients with CBD stones show markedly increased aminotransferase levels, sometimes leading to the misdiagnosis of liver disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic features of patients with CBD stones and high aminotransferase levels.This prospective cohort study included 882 patients diagnosed with CBD stones using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tadahisa Inoue, Kiyoaki Ito, Norimitsu Ishii, Yuji Kobayashi, Masashi Yoneda
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January 2016: Endoscopy
Toji Murabayashi, Takahisa Ogawa, Kei Ito, Kaori Masu
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September 22, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Qiang Gao, Chao Huang, Binbin Sun, Bhutto M Aqeel, Jing Wang, Weiming Chen, Xiumei Mo, Xinjian Wan
Stent insertion and chemical agents of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate for dissolving common bile duct stone diseases through extra biliary tract infusion have been believed a relatively effective therapeutics for the clinical symptom. Core-shell nanofibers produced by co-axial electrospinning to deliver chemical drugs, biomacromolecules, genes and even cells have been reported for various advanced drug delivery system and tissue engineering applications. In the present study, poly (lactide-co-ɛ-caprolactone) (PLCL) core-shell nanofiber-coated film of stent, loaded with ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate in core layer, was fabricated by co-axial electrospinning for treating gallstone disease...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Yakun Xu, Chengyong Dong, Kexin Ma, Fei Long, Keqiu Jiang, Ping Shao, Rui Liang, Liming Wang
Several studies have shown the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) as a minimally invasive treatment options for choledocholithiasis. Use of T-tube or biliary stent drainage tube placement after laparoscopic choledochotomy for common bile duct (CBD) stones is still under debate. This study tried to confirm the safety of spontaneously removable biliary stent in the distal CBD after LCBDE to allow choledochus primary closure. A total of 47 patients with choledocholithiasis underwent LCBDE with primary closure and internal drainage using a spontaneously removable biliary stent drainage tube (stent group, N = 22) or T-tube (T-tube group, N = 25)...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ryoga Hamura, Koichiro Haruki, Jun Tsutsumi, Sumio Takayama, Hiroaki Shiba, Katsuhiko Yanaga
Spontaneous biliary peritonitis is rare in adults. We herein report a case of spontaneous biliary peritonitis. An 84-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain for 5 days. He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity. Computed tomography (CT) revealed massive ascites in the omental bursa and around the liver. The ascites obtained by diagnostic paracentesis was dark yellow-green in color, which implied bile leakage. With a diagnosis of bile peritonitis, the patient underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Kuang-Chun Hu, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Horng-Yuan Wang, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Shee-Chan Lin, Chuan-Chuan Liu, Wei-Chih Liao, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Shou-Chuan Shih
Common bile duct (CBD) stones are common in elderly adults, but the effect of aging on the presentation of CBD stones remains to be evaluated. Recent studies have demonstrated that the clinical presentation of CBD stones may vary with age. Younger adults may present with classical biliary colic symptoms, whereas elderly adults may have no unapparent clinical features. Younger adults with CBD stones were significantly more likely to have abnormal liver function tests than those without. The sensitivity and accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound scans in screening for CBD stones increases with age...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Qian Feng, Yong Huang, Kai Wang, Rongfa Yuan, Xiaoli Xiong, Linquan Wu
PURPOSE: The ideal treatment for choledocholithiasis should be simple, readily available, reliable, minimally invasive and cost-effective for patients. We performed this study to compare the benefits and drawbacks of different laparoscopic approaches (transcystic and choledochotomy) for removal of common bile duct stones. METHODS: A systematic search was implemented for relevant literature using Cochrane, PubMed, Ovid Medline, EMBASE and Wanfang databases. Both the fixed-effects and random-effects models were used to calculate the odds ratio (OR) or the mean difference (MD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) for this study...
2016: PloS One
Fernanda de Quadros Onófrio, Julio Carlos Pereira Lima, Guilherme Watte, Romnei Lenon Lehmen, Daniela Oba, Gabriela Camargo, Carlos Eduardo Oliveira Dos Santos
Background Acute pancreatitis is the most common complication after ERCP, occurring in about 4 % of the procedures. Only the placement of pancreatic duct prosthesis and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have shown benefit in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). Although the benefit of rectal administration of indomethacin or diclofenac is recommended by some studies and society guidelines especially in a selected group of high-risk patients, there is so far, no standardization of time or route of NSAID administration...
September 20, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Jay Song, Sung Bum Kim, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Kyung Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder toxicity was reported in most motesanib studies with varying frequency and at variable times after initiation of treatment. METHOD AND RESULTS: A 44-year-old man was admitted due to severe epigastric pain. The patient was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer 9 months ago and received 6 cycles of chemotherapy with motesanib, paclitaxel, and carboplatin. Ultrasonography showed a large amount of sludge within gallbladder. Computed tomography scan demonstrated diffuse dilatation of biliary tree with distended gallbladder without evidence of stone and mild pancreatic swelling...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ricardo Mejía, Pablo Achurra, Mauricio Gabrielli, Eduardo Briceño, Rolando Rebolledo, Alberto Torres, Allan Sharp, Fernando Pimentel, Fernando Crovari
BACKGROUND: Common bile duct (CBD) stones in a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) represent a major challenge for ERCP due to long-limb anatomy. Trans-gastric approach has been proposed but entails high ERCP-related risks. Laparoscopy assisted trans-gastric rendez-vous (LATG-RV) is a one-step procedure that may lower the risks of these patients. METHODS: We describe our initial experience in four patients with past history of RYGB and CBD stones. RESULTS: All patients underwent LATG-RV and had successful CBD stone clearance...
September 10, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Jian-Shan Cai, Sun Qiang, Yin Bao-Bing
Gallstone disease is a common and frequently occurring disease in human, and it is the main disease among the digestive system diseases. The incidence of gallstone disease in western countries is about 5%-22%, and common bile duct stones (CBDS) accounts for 8%-20%. CBDS easily lead to biliary obstruction, secondary cholangitis, pancreatitis, and obstructive jaundice, even endanger life. Therefore, it needs timely treatment once diagnosed. The recurrence of choledocholithiasis after bile duct stones clearance involves complicated factors and cannot be completely elaborated by a single factor...
September 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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
Sujit S Kulkarni, Mayo Hotta, Linda Sher, Robert R Selby, Dilipkumar Parekh, James Buxbaum, Maria Stapfer
BACKGROUND: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is characterized by an obstruction of the proximal bile duct due to extrinsic compression by either an impacted stone in the gallbladder neck or local inflammatory changes. Although this is a rare syndrome in developed countries (0.7-1.4 %), preoperative diagnosis and careful surgical management are essential to avoid bilio-vascular injuries and misdiagnosed malignancy. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to review our experience in the diagnosis and management of MS, assess the role of laparoscopy and the risk of concomitant gallbladder carcinoma...
September 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Yang Zhang, Jian Peng, Xiaoli Li, Mingmei Liao
The study aimed to compare the application values of endoscopic-laparoscopic cholecystolithotomy (ELC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for patients with cholecystolithiasis. It did a retrospective analysis of 107 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent ELC and 144 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent LC. There is no significant difference in operating time and expenses when comparing ELC with LC (P>0.05). ELC showed significantly less blood loss during operation compared with LC (P<0...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Antonio Navarro-Sánchez, Hutan Ashrafian, Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Alberto Martrinez-Isla
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic bile duct exploration (LBDE) is recommended in current treatment guidelines for the management of choledocholithiasis with gallbladder in situ. Failure of this technique is common as a consequence of large or impacted common bile duct (CBD) stones. In this series, we present our experience in using holmium laser lithotripsy as an adjunct to LBDE for the treatment of choledocholithiasis. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2016, eighteen laparoscopic bile duct explorations utilising holmium laser lithotripsy were performed after failure of standard retrieval techniques...
August 29, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Pouya Iranmanesh, Olivier Tobler, Sandra De Sousa, Jean-Louis Frossard, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Initial cholecystectomy for patients at intermediate risk of common bile duct (CBD) stones (including increased liver function tests but bilirubin <4 mg/dL and no cholangitis) showed shorter length of stay and fewer CBD investigations without increased morbidity compared with sequential CBD endoscopic assessment and subsequent cholecystectomy in a randomized controlled trial. The objectives were to prospectively validate these results in daily clinical practice and discuss current guidelines...
August 25, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Po-Hung Chiang, Kwok-Hung Lai, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Kung-Hung Lin, Kai-Ming Wang, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wei-Chih Sun, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Ping-I Hsu, Wei-Lun Tsai, Wen-Chi Chen, Yun-Da Li, E-Ming Wang, Huey-Shyan Lin, Hoi-Hung Chan
BACKGROUND: Sometimes, no definite filling defect could be found by cholangiogram (ERC) during the endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatiographic (ERCP) exam; even prior images had evidence of common bile duct stones (CBDS). We aimed in estimating the positive rate of extraction of CBDS who had treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy/endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EST/EPBD) with negative ERC finding. METHODS: One hundred forty-one patients with clinically suspicious of CBDS but negative ERC, who had received EST/EPBD treatments was enrolled...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Mika Ukkonen, Antti Siiki, Anne Antila, Tuula Tyrväinen, Juhani Sand, Johanna Laukkarinen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a frequent procedure in elderly patients. AIMS: We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of acute ERCP in older patients. METHODS: A prospectively managed, hospital-based registry containing all ERCP procedures and complications at a tertiary referral center was used to form the study population, which consisted of consecutive elderly (≥65 years) patients undergoing acute ERCP during the 5-year study period...
November 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Rutger Quispel, Lydi M W J van Driel, Bart J Veldt, Paul M M van Haard, Marco J Bruno
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is an established diagnostic modality for diagnosing common bile duct (CBD) stones. Its use has led to a reduction in the number of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures performed for suspected choledocholithiasis. We aimed to explore the role of EUS in detecting CBD stones and/or sludge in common gastroenterology practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed case records of 268 consecutive patients who underwent (EUS) procedures performed to confirm or rule out the presence of CBD stones and/or sludge between November 2006 and January 2011 in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, The Netherlands, which is a nonacademic community hospital...
August 23, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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