Carol S Overby

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BACKGROUND Endoscopic management of malignant hilar biliary obstruction is controversial with respect to optimal types of stents and extent of drainage. This study evaluated outcomes of selective MRCP and CT-targeted drainage with self-expanding metallic stents. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing attempted palliative ERCP for malignant hilar biliary(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data on combined pancreatic and biliary sphincterotomy for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD), especially regarding clinical features that might predict outcomes. We sought to examine the relative importance of various clinical features and the presence or absence of objective biliary abnormalities in determining responses to(More)
BACKGROUND Increasingly, pancreatic stents are being placed to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis. However, guidewire and stent placement may fail if the duct is small or tortuous, potentially exacerbating the risk. This study assessed the impact of unsuccessful pancreatic stent placement on complications and the efficacy of a modified technique for stent(More)
BACKGROUND There are few comparative data as to whether plastic or self-expanding metallic stents are preferable for palliating malignant hilar biliary obstruction. METHODS Thirty-day outcomes of consecutive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies performed for malignant hilar obstruction at 6 private and 5 university centers were assessed(More)
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