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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
#1
Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625681/variation-of-calcium-copper-and-iron-levels-in-serum-bile-and-stone-samples-of-patients-having-different-types-of-gallstone-a-comparative-study
#2
Mustafa Khan, Tasneem Gul Kazi, Hasan Imran Afridi, Sirajuddin, Muhammad Bilal, Asma Akhtar, Sabir Khan, Salma Kadar
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data among the human population has shown a significantly increased incidence of gallstone (GS) disease worldwide. It was studied that some essential (calcium) and transition elements (iron and copper) in bile play an important role in the development of GS. METHOD: The estimation of calcium, copper and iron were carried out in the serum, gall bladder bile and different types of GS (cholesterol, mixed and pigmented) of 172 patients, age ranged 20-55years...
June 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622426/experimental-study-on-the-friction-effect-of-plastic-stent-for-biliary-stone-fragmentation-with-video
#3
Chang-Il Kwon, Gwangil Kim, Seok Jeong, Sung Hoon Choi, Kwang Hyun Ko, Don Haeng Lee, Joo Young Cho, Sung Pyo Hong
OBJECTIVES: In patients with irretrievable or intractable bile duct stone, temporary insertion of plastic stent (PS) followed by further ERCP or surgery has been recommended as a "bridge" therapy. However, the exact mechanism of stone fragmentation has not been discovered. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether PS shape can facilitate stone fragmentation. METHODS: Using a new in vitro bile flow phantom model, we compared the friction effect among the three different PS groups (straight PS group; double pigtail-shaped PS group, and screw-shaped PS group) and the control group...
June 16, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617887/peroral-cholangiopancreatoscopy-with-the-spyglass%C3%A2-system-what-do-we-know-10-years-later
#4
REVIEW
Pedro Pereira, Armando Peixoto, Patrícia Andrade, Guilherme Macedo
Smaller endoscopes and catheters have been developed that permit direct visualization of the bile and pancreatic ducts (cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy, respectively). These endoscopes and catheters are passed through the working channel of a standard therapeutic duodenoscope during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The SpyGlass Direct Visualization System (Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, MA, USA) is currently the most widely used and studied device. Cholangioscopy with intraductal lithotripsy has become an established modality in the treatment of difficult biliary lithiasis...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603054/comparable-long-term-outcomes-of-1-minute-vs-5-minute-endoscopic-papillary-balloon-dilation-for-bile-duct-stones
#5
Yu-Ting Kuo, Hsiu-Po Wang, Chi-Yang Chang, Joseph W Leung, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Ming-Chang Tsai, Wei-Chih Liao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) is an alternative to endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for choledocholithiasis. Unlike EST, EPBD preserves biliary sphincter function, reducing long-term risk of recurrent choledocholithiasis by 50%. Guidelines recommend that duration of EPBD exceeds 2 minutes, to adequately loosen the sphincter and reduce risks of failed stone extraction and post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. However, it is unclear whether this long duration of EPBD impairs sphincter function and negates the long-term benefit of EPBD...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597680/fishbone-impaction-in-the-colon
#6
Armando Peixoto, Marco Silva, Branca Órfão, Guilherme Macedo
Postoperative benign biliary stricture in the anastomotic site is one of the most common complications of biliary-enteric anastomosis, with a rate of 6.87% after 2-13 years of follow-up. If untreated, biliary strictures can induce other complications such as recurrent cholangitis, intrahepatic stones, pancreatitis and secondary biliary cirrhosis. We report our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in a patient with a massive symptomatic stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597679/successful-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-eswl-treatment-of-a-symptomatic-massive-biliary-stone-proximal-to-an-anastomotic-biliary-stricture
#7
Rosangela Muratori, Daniele Mandolesi, Maria Cristina Galaverni, Francesco Azzaroli
Postoperative benign biliary stricture in the anastomotic site is one of the most common complications of biliary-enteric anastomosis, with a rate of 6.87% after 2-13 years of follow-up. If untreated, biliary strictures can induce other complications such as recurrent cholangitis, intrahepatic stones, pancreatitis and secondary biliary cirrhosis. We report our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in a patient with a massive symptomatic stone proximal to an anastomotic biliary stricture...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589507/biliary-stone-removal-through-the-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-route-focusing-on-the-balloon-sphincteroplasty-flushing-technique-a-single-center-study-with-916-patients
#8
Jong Soo Shin, Hyung Jin Shim, Byung Kook Kwak, Hyun-Ki Yoon
PURPOSE: To present our experience in biliary stone removal (BSR) through the percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) route in 916 patients, and discuss its clinical usefulness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2001 to 2015, 916 patients (479 male patients and 437 female patients; age range, 22-92 years; mean age, 67 years) with 52 recurring cases, so a total of 968 cases, were enrolled in this study and retrospectively reviewed. PTBD was performed in all patients...
June 6, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583822/practice-patterns-for-cholecystectomy-following-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-for-patients-with-choledocholithiasis
#9
Robert J Huang, Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cholecystectomy (CCY) following an episode of choledocholithiasis requiring endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) with stone extraction reduces recurrent biliary events, compared to expectant management. We studied practice patterns for performance of CCY following ERCP for choledocholithiasis using data from 3 large states and evaluated the effects of delaying CCY. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the ambulatory surgery, inpatient, and emergency department databases from the states of California (years 2009-2011), New York (2011-2013), and Florida (2012-2014)...
June 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580209/surgical-management-of-hepatolithiasis-a-minireview
#10
REVIEW
Chuan Li, Tianfu Wen
Hepatolithiasis is highly prevalent in Asia but rare in Western countries. However, the incidence of hepatolithiasis may be increasing in Western countries due to the increased rate of immigration from areas where hepatolithiasis is prevalent. There are many non-surgical treatments for hepatolithiasis, but surgical management remains the best curative treatment for some cases of hepatolithiasis. Surgical treatments can remove biliary stones and relieve stricture of the bile ducts. This review describes the indications for and the outcomes of surgical treatment of hepatolithiasis, including liver resection and liver transplantation...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578081/expectant-management-of-gallbladder-stones-after-endoscopic-removal-of-common-bile-duct-stones
#11
Anne Mattila, Johanna Mrena, Ilmo Kellokumpu
BACKGROUND: Wait-and-see policy after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) for common bile duct (CBD) stones in patients with concomitant gallbladder stones may lead to recurrent biliary complications. The aim of this study was to assess the short and long-term results of wait-and-see policy in patients with intact gallbladder after endoscopic clearance of CBD stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1999 to December 2014 a total of 181 consecutive patients with intact gallbladder underwent ES for CBD stones...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570881/magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-uncovering-massive-gallbladder-mucocele-in-a-patient-with-ambiguous-clinical-and-laboratory-findings-a-case-report
#12
Queennie Reyes, Ruth Louise McLeod, Katrina Fernandes, Vijayragavan Muralidharan, Laurence Weinberg
INTRODUCTION: Radiological imaging of the gallbladder is a fundamental aspect of assessing severity of acute cholecystitis in addition to guiding the optimal timing of surgical intervention. We present a case of acute severe cholecystitis with massive gallbladder mucocele initially presenting with equivocal and inconclusive clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound findings. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography allowed accurate evaluation of cholelithiasis and demonstrated a massive gallbladder mucocele...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570670/pneumonia-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-population-based-nested-case-control-study
#13
Sai-Wai Ho, Chao-Bin Yeh, Shun-Fa Yang, Han-Wei Yeh, Jing-Yang Huang, Ying-Hock Teng
BACKGROUND: Bacteremic pneumonia is considered a potential cause of distal organ abscess formation. Therefore, we hypothesize that pneumonia is a risk factor for pyogenic liver abscess (PLA).The aim of this study is to explore the association between pneumonia and PLA. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A nationwide, population-based, nested, case-control study was conducted using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. In total, 494 patients with PLA and 1,976 propensity score matched controls were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567453/hemobilia-due-to-arteriobiliary-fistula-complicating-ercp-for-residual-bile-duct-stone-in-a-case-of-mirizzi-syndrome
#14
Surendrakumar Mathur, Vinaykumar Thapar, Vasudev Chowda
Hemobilia is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Most cases are iatrogenic following medical interventions, most commonly liver biopsy and transhepatic cholangiography. We present a case of arteriobiliary fistula between the right hepatic artery and the common hepatic duct, in a case of Mirrizi syndrome, following endoscopic biliary stenting and presenting with hemobilia. The patient was treated by surgical disconnection of the fistula, ligation of the right hepatic artery, and bilioenteric anastomosis...
May 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548201/-morphine-induced-biliary-pain-case-report
#15
Zoltán Berger, Mario Arcos, Fernanda Matamala, Claudia Rojas
Morphine produces contraction of Oddi’s sphincter, which can be severe and of longer duration in some pathological conditions. This exaggerated response can manifest as a colicky biliary pain, frequently accompanied by a dramatic increase in hepatic enzymes. We report a 32 years old female who consulted in the emergency room for severe low abdominal pain of gynecologic origin, which was completely controlled by morphine. However, she presented a sudden epigastric colicky pain irradiating in the back, which persisted for several hours in spite of the repeated administration of analgesics...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547873/can-clinical-factors-predict-the-need-for-intervention-after-positive-intraoperative-cholangiogram
#16
Mohammed Kaif, Deepak Agrawal, Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) is commonly used to detect retained bile duct stones. This often leads to another invasive procedure such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, due to the variation in methods and results of IOC, it is unclear if clinical factors will aid in identifying true choledocholithiasis. METHODS: All cholecystectomies in a 3 year period were examined retrospectively for positive IOC. Sonographic bile duct dilation and transaminase levels at admission including trends during the course of hospitalization and prior to ERCP were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535652/-analysis-of-clinical-prognosis-and-the-correlation-between-bile-duct-injury-after-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-and-the-level-of-hepatic-arterial-embolization-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
H Y Xu, X P Yu, R Feng, H J Hu, W W Xiao
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between bile duct injury after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and the level of hepatic arterial embolization, and to analyze the clinical prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Methods: From January18, 2012 to December18, 2014, 21 patients underwent TACE for HCC were retrospectively reviewed, including patients' clinical and pathological data. The clinical outcome and relevant factors for bile duct injury were analyzed. Results: A total of 21 patients were identified with bile duct injury at our single institution...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520575/predictors-of-bile-tree-pathology-in-patients-presenting-with-gallbladder-disease
#18
Mahmoud A Rahal, Mohammad O Rammal, Walid Karaoui, Ali Hallal, Hani Tamim, Yasser Shaib
BACKGROUND: Patients with gallstone disease can present with elevated liver function tests (LFTs). It is often challenging to differentiate those with a common bile duct (CBD) stone from those without a CBD stone on the basis of the LFTs levels. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictors of a CBD stones among patients presenting with symptomatic gallbladder disease and elevated LFTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined all patients who had undergone a cholecystectomy between January 2010 and December 2015...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512648/revision-of-biliary-sphincterotomy-by-re-cut-balloon-dilation-or-temporary-stenting-comparison-of-clinical-outcome-and-complication-rate-with-video
#19
Gianfranco Donatelli, Jean-Loup Dumont, Fabrizio Cereatti, Thierry Tuszynski, Bertrand Marie Vergeau, Bruno Meduri
Background and study aims Revision of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) may be necessary following previous biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy for recurrent biliary symptoms related to biliary stone recurrence, cholangitis or post-biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy (bEST) papillary stenosis and cholestasis. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and complication rate associated with re-cut, balloon dilation and biliary metal stenting in revision ERCP. Patients and methods From January 2010 to January 2015, 139 subjects with stigma of a previous sphincterotomy required a revision ERCP (64 Men/75 Women; mean age 71 years; range 32 - 101 years)...
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511235/direct-peroral-cholangioscopy-with-a-new-anchoring-technique-using-the-guide-probe-of-kautz-first-clinical-experiences
#20
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
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