When diagnosing indeterminate biliary strictures, digital single-operator cholangioscopy (DSOC)-guided biopsy has demonstrated safety, efficacy, and higher sensitivity than standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Acute pancreatitis should be high on the differential diagnosis list when evaluating abdominal symptoms in adolescents who undergo laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
The FDA has cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable sterile elevator piece, a first in the United States. The design will reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and disinfected (reprocessed) between uses.
Study investigators concluded that although the optimum treatment course for common bile duct stones has not yet been determined, “ERCP for CBD stone clearance involves multiple interventions, prolonged treatment, causes post procedure morbidity and high treatment costs.