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BACKGROUND EUS-guided cholangiopancreatography (ESCP) allows transmural access to biliopancreatic ducts when ERCP fails. Data regarding technical details, safety, and outcomes of ESCP are still unknown. OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes of ESCP in community and referral centers at the initial development phase of this procedure, to identify the ESCP stages(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may suffer one or more extraintestinal manifestations during the course of their condition, these being more frequent in Crohn s disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of extraintestinal manifestations in patients with Crohn s disease in our healthcare area, and to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasonography in loco-regional staging of gastric cancer in our medium and to determine the impact of this technique on later therapeutic management. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a retrospective study carried out on patients histologically diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma who had been(More)
We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with elevated liver enzyme levels in whom abdominal sonographic examination revealed a diffusely heterogeneous liver parenchyma and multiple hypoechoic subcentimetric splenic nodules. Contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) revealed that the splenic focal lesions did not enhance. CT examination revealed a low-density,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Initial reports suggest that fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) may be better suited for drainage of dense pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), such as walled-off pancreatic necrosis. The primary aim was to analyze the effectiveness and safety of FCSEMSs for drainage of different types of PFCs in a large cohort. The(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) have much in common, including their main indications (biliopancreatic disorders), powerful therapeutic capacities and a steep learning curve. Over the years they have evolved from novel diagnostic procedures to interventional therapeutic techniques, but along different(More)
Pancreatic metastases represent 2% of pancreatic tumors. The neoplasms most frequently metastasizing to the pancreas are breast, lung, melanoma and kidney tumors. We present the cases of two patients with pancreatic metastases from renal carcinoma diagnosed 4 and 8 years after the diagnosis and surgical treatment of the primary renal tumor. In both(More)
OBJECTIVE the objective of our study was to evaluate the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the study of the common bile duct in patients diagnosed with acute biliary pancreatitis, and to establish clinical and laboratory factors related to this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS seventy-three consecutive patients with acute biliary(More)
Background: patients with inflammatory bowel disease may suffer one or more extraintestinal manifestations during the course of their condition, these being more frequent in Crohn's disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of extraintestinal manifestations in patients with Crohn's disease in our healthcare area, and to assess the(More)