Jul 26, 2019

Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography for benign biliary diseases in patients with surgically altered anatomy

Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
Shuntaro MukaiTakao Itoi

Abstract

At present, balloon enteroscopy-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the mainstay of therapy for benign biliary diseases in patients with surgically altered anatomy (SAA). Recently interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) techniques have been used for not only drainage procedure but also treatment procedure in such patients. This review aims to discuss details about interventional EUS techniques in such patients and published clinical data. Antegrade treatment such as antegrade stone removal for bile duct stones or guidewire manipulation across the anastomotic stricture following antegrade balloon dilation and antegrade stenting for the stricture via the approach route created by EUS-bilioenterostomy, so-called EUS-guided antegrade intervention, have been developed. In difficult cases, per-oral cholangioscopy-assisted antegrade intervention has been reported as a useful technique. In addition, other novel alternative interventional EUS techniques have been also reported such as EUS-directed transgastric ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Interventional EUS techniques appear to be feasible and safe alternative procedures for benign biliary diseases in patients with SAA after ballo...Continue Reading

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Ultrasonography, Interventional
Anatomic Structures
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy
Calculi
Bile Duct Structure
Biliary System Disorder
Serum amyloid A protein
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Stenosis

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