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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349694/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-rendezvous-technique-for-failed-biliary-cannulation-in-benign-and-resectable-malignant-biliary-disorders
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Hideyuki Shiomi, Kentaro Yamao, Noriyuki Hoki, Takeshi Hisa, Takeshi Ogura, Kosuke Minaga, Atsuhiro Masuda, Kazuya Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Hideki Kamada, Daisuke Goto, Hajime Imai, Mamoru Takenaka, Chishio Noguchi, Hidefumi Nishikiori, Yasutaka Chiba, Hiromu Kutsumi, Masayuki Kitano
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous technique (EUS-RV) has emerged as an effective salvage method for unsuccessful biliary cannulation. However, its application for benign and resectable malignant biliary disorders has not been fully evaluated. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of EUS-RV for benign and resectable malignant biliary disorders. METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective study from 12 Japanese referral centers...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344573/development-of-an-external-to-internal-convertible-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-device-a-preliminary-prospective-feasibility-study
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Akihiro Mori, Shun Ito, Takayuki Yumura, Hiroki Hachiya, Masashi Sawada, Shintaro Hayashi, Noritsugu Ohashi
Background and study aims:  Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) for a malignant stricture in the bile duct has some advantages over endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS). However, ENBD may cause nasopharyngeal discomfort. We developed an external-to-internal convertible endoscopic biliary drainage (ETI-EBD) device that enables both internal and external drainage to occur during a single endoscopy. Patients and methods : This device consists of three parts, comprising a 5-Fr ENBD tube (250 cm) (ENBD-t), an 8...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342491/covered-vs-uncovered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-malignant-distal-biliary-strictures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alberto Tringali, Cesare Hassan, Matteo Rota, Marta Rossi, Massimiliano Mutignani, Lars Aabakken
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are used for palliation of distal malignant biliary strictures, but the role of covered SEMS is less clear. We performed an up-to-date meta-analysis to compare the performance of covered and uncovered SEMS in patients with unresectable distal malignant biliary strictures. METHODS: A computerized medical search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library between 2000 and December 2016 to identify all randomized trials that compared covered with uncovered SEMS in patients with distal malignant biliary strictures...
January 17, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340917/biliary-bypass-with-laparoscopic-choledochoduodenostomy
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Joshua K Kays, Leonidas G Koniaris, Daniel P Milgrom, Attila Nakeeb
Laparoscopic choledochoduodenostomy (LCDD) is employed to treat many benign biliary diseases when endoscopic or percutaneous techniques are not feasible. We describe our technique for LCDD, which utilizes common bile duct transection and an end-to-side biliary-enteric anastomosis. This procedure includes the following elements: isolation and transection of the common bile duct, mobilization of the duodenum (Kocher maneuver), inspection of the common bile duct, and end-to-side biliary-enteric anastomosis. Key details and pitfalls are discussed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330725/cytologic-diagnosis-of-biliary-strictures-fish-or-cut-the-sensitivity-rate
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Douglas G Adler, Benjamin Witt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317267/spiral-enteroscopy-assisted-ercp-in-bariatric-length-roux-en-y-anatomy-a-large-single-center-series-and-review-of-the-literature-with-video
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Mohammad F Ali, Rani Modayil, Krishna C Gurram, Collin Brathwaite, David Friedel, Stavros Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Deep enteroscopy-assisted ERCP (DEA-ERCP) in post-bariatric Roux-en-Y (RY) anatomy is challenging. Laparoscopy-assisted ERCP (LA-ERCP) or EUS-directed transgastric ERCP (EDGE) are technically easier and faster, but are more invasive and morbid procedures. Therefore, we have used DEA-ERCP as our first-line approach, reserving EDGE and LA-ERCP for cases in which adjunctive techniques that cannot be performed through an enteroscope are required (eg, EUS-FNA, SO manometry), or DEA-ERCP failures...
January 6, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313399/localized-intrahepatic-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-igg4-sc-as-an-additional-type-of-igg4-sc-a-systematic-analysis-of-12-cases
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Zhichao Mo, Kuvaneshan Ramen, Yunfeng Shan, Mengtao Zhou, Xiangwu Zheng, Xiuling Wu, Zhengping Yu, Xiaoke Ji, Qiyu Zhang, Qiqiang Zeng
OBJECTIVES: IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), a recently defined disease entity, has been classified into four types based on the stricture regions revealed by cholangiography. However, localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC is not included into the classification. This study aimed to analyze and characterize localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC and justify the inclusion of this type into the classification. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for studies published from March 2001 to June 2017 reporting localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312864/risk-factors-and-clinical-indicators-for-the-development-of-biliary-strictures-post-liver-transplant-significance-of-bilirubin
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Elizabeth Ann Forrest, Janske Reiling, Geraldine Lipka, Jonathan Fawcett
AIM: To identify risk factors associated with the formation of biliary strictures post liver transplantation over a period of 10-year in Queensland. METHODS: Data on liver donors and recipients in Queensland between 2005 and 2014 was obtained from an electronic patient data system. In addition, intra-operative and post-operative characteristics were collected and a logistical regression analysis was performed to evaluate their association with the development of biliary strictures...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290658/characteristics-of-fecal-microbial-communities-in-patients-with-non-anastomotic-biliary-strictures-after-liver-transplantation
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Jing Zhang, Feng-Gang Ren, Peng Liu, Hong-Ke Zhang, Hao-Yang Zhu, Zhe Feng, Xu-Feng Zhang, Bo Wang, Xue-Ming Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhang, Rong-Qian Wu, Yi Lv
AIM: To explore the possible relationship between fecal microbial communities and non-anastomotic stricture (NAS) after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: A total of 30 subjects including 10 patients with NAS, 10 patients with no complications after LT, and 10 non-LT healthy individuals were enrolled. Fecal microbial communities were assessed by the 16S rRNA gene sequencing technology. RESULTS: Different from the uncomplicated and healthy groups, unbalanced fecal bacterium ratio existed in patients with NAS after LT...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273998/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-cholangitis-after-hepaticojejunostomy
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Takehiro Okabayashi, Yasuo Shima, Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Kenta Sui, Jun Iwata, Sojiro Morita, Tatsuo Iiyama, Yasuhiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: After hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery, hepaticojejunostomy cholangitis is a rare condition; the true incidence rate of postoperative cholangitis is unknown. Therefore, our study aimed to determine the incidence rate and timing of postoperative cholangitis after biliary-enteric anastomosis, and to evaluate risk factors and management strategies. METHODS: Our single-center retrospective study included 583 patients who had undergone biliary-enteric anastomosis for hepatobiliary-pancreatic diseases...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245162/successful-guidewire-placement-across-hilar-malignant-biliary-stricture-after-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-using-new-digital-cholangioscopy
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Ryunosuke Hakuta, Hirofumi Kogure, Yousuke Nakai, Naminatsu Takahara, Suguru Mizuno, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239077/high-incidence-of-biliary-stricture-after-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy
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Srinivas Sanjeevi, Ernesto Sparrelid, Stefan Gilg, Eduard Jonas, Bengt Isaksson
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is a two-stage procedure most frequently applied in the setting of an extended right-sided hemi-hepatectomy. Initial reports of high mortality have sparked debate regarding the safety and efficacy of the procedure. We describe a higher incidence of early post-operative bile duct strictures after ALPPS, a complication rarely seen after conventional liver resection. METHODS: An institutional review was conducted to assess the incidence of post-operative biliary strictures following conventional right-sided or extended right-sided hemi-hepatectomy and ALPPS...
December 14, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234196/glycochenodeoxycholic-acid-does-not-increase-transforming-growth-factor-beta-expression-in-bile-duct-epithelial-cells-or-collagen-synthesis-in-myofibroblasts
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Anna Wang, Dorothy Yu, Yuewen Gong, Jessie Garber, Gerald Y Minuk
Background/Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, progressive hepatobiliary disorder characterized by extensive fibrosis and stricturing of the intra- and/or extra-hepatic bile ducts: Previous studies have documented low phosphatylcholine (PC) concentrations in PSC bile. The aim of this study was to determine whether low PC levels in bile facilitate toxic bile acid induced injury of biliary tract epithelial cells resulting in enhanced transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) expression and increased collagen synthesis by myofibroblasts...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231757/structured-protocol-for-benign-biliary-anastomotic-strictures-impact-on-long-term-clinical-effectiveness
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Will S Lindquester, J David Prologo, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Gail L Peters
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare long-term clinical effectiveness before and after implementation of a structured protocol for percutaneous drainage of benign anastomotic biliary strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred five adult patients undergoing percutaneous biliary drainage for biliary anastomotic strictures between 1994 and 2015 were identified using Current Procedural Terminology billing codes, with 234 undergoing intervention before implementation of a structured protocol and 71 undergoing intervention after implementation of the protocol...
December 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230974/diagnostic-yield-and-accuracy-of-a-new-cytology-brush-design-compared-to-standard-brush-cytology-for-evaluation-of-biliary-strictures
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Jeffrey S Bank, Benjamin L Witt, Linda J Taylor, Douglas G Adler
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity of brush cytology for biliary strictures has typically been low, usually 30%-60%. We compared the cellular yield and diagnostic accuracy using a new cytology brush (n = 16) versus standard biliary brushings (n = 16) in 32 patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with brushings for evaluation of a biliary stricture for malignancy. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart reviews of 16 consecutive ERCPs with brushings performed for the cytologic evaluation of a biliary stricture for malignancy using the new cytology brush between January 2016 and February 2017 at our institution...
December 12, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229482/selective-intraoperative-cholangiography-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-children-is-justified
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Benjamin Martin, Evelyn Geok Peng Ong
AIMS: Intraoperative cholangiograms (IOC) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy have been advocated to detect biliary anomalies and intraductal calculi. However, IOC increases operative time and patient irradiation, and therefore is not universally used. We hypothesise selective IOC may be a valuable tool in children. METHODS: A retrospective case note review was performed of all children who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a single institution by a single surgeon between January 2011 and March 2017...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211941/impact-of-aberrant-left-hepatic-artery-ligation-on-the-outcome-of-liver-transplantation
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Roberto Montalti, Andrea Benedetti Cacciaguerra, Daniele Nicolini, Emad Alì Ahmed, Martina Coletta, Lesley De Pietri, Andrea Risaliti, Roberto Ivan Troisi, Federico Mocchegiani, Marco Vivarelli
BACKGROUND: The preservation of a graft's aberrant left hepatic artery (LHA) during liver transplantation (LT) ensures optimal vascularization of the left liver but can also be considered a risk factor for hepatic artery thrombosis. In contrast, ligation of an aberrant LHA may lead to hepatic ischaemia with the potential risk of graft dysfunction and biliary complications. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyse the impact on the surgical strategy for LT of 5 tests performed to establish whether an aberrant LHA was an accessory or a replaced artery, thus leading to the design of a decisional algorithm...
December 6, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206676/hepatobiliary-hands-of-hopkins
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Henry A Pitt
OBJECTIVE: This historical perspective documents the role that John L. Cameron played in advancing hepatobiliary research, education, and surgery at Johns Hopkins in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dating back to William S. Halsted in the 19th century, leaders of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins have been interested in hepatobiliary disease and surgery. John L. Cameron had broad hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) interests when he completed his surgical training...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202352/intrahepatic-portal-vein-thrombosis-due-to-postoperative-biliary-obstruction-successfully-treated-by-a-partial-thrombectomy-combined-with-thrombolytic-drug-therapy
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Naoya Imamura, Atsushi Nanashima, Yuki Tsuchimochi, Takeomi Hamada, Koichi Yano, Masahide Hiyoshi, Yoshiro Fujii, Kunihide Nakamura
INTRODUCTION: This case report aims to inform pancreatic surgeons about our perioperative management of intrahepatic portal vein thrombosis caused by an obstruction of hepaticojejunostomy (HJ) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman was diagnosed with pancreas head carcinoma involving the superior mesenteric vein (SMV). Pancreaticoduodenectomy combined with SMV resection was followed by HJ. Twisting or narrowing was not evident during anastomosis...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196308/pseudohyponatraemia-secondary-to-hyperlipidaemia-in-obstructive-jaundice
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Samuel O Igbinedion, Sudha Pandit, Meher S Mavuram, Moheb Boktor
A 44-year-old man with uncontrolled diabetes and chronic pancreatitis presented with abdominal pain, jaundice and unintentional weight loss. Laboratory investigations were significant for hyponatraemia, an obstructive pattern of liver enzymes. Imaging was consistent with intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary obstruction, and endoscopic evaluation revealed a long common bile duct stricture. Intravascular volume depletion, beer potomania and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (with concern for biliary or pancreatic malignancy) were considered in the work-up for the aetiology of the hyponatraemia...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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