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|Title:||Comparison of early pre-cutting vs standard technique for biliary cannulation in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: A personal experience|
|Citation:||World Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol.13, No.27 (2007), 3734-3737|
|Abstract:||Aim: To compare the results and complications of early pre-cutting technique with standard technique. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2004, a total of 416 consecutive therapeutic biliary ERCP procedures were performed by one endoscopist (T.A.). Data were retrospectively collected according to procedure indication and results. Of these, 293 procedures (70.4%) were done with standard technique (group A) and 123 procedures (29.6%) with early pre-cutting technique in case of difficult cannulation (group B). The results and complications of ERCP were compared. Results: Success rate of first attempt cannulation was 98.0% in group A and 87.8% in group B. The overall incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis, hemorrhage, perforation and cholangitis was 0%, 0.2%, 0.5% and 0.5%, respectively. Morbidity rate was not significantly different. No procedure-related mortality was occurred. Conclusion: For an experienced hand, the early pre-cutting technique for biliary cannulation is safe and effective as standard technique. © 2007 WJG. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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