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Endoscopic bilateral metal stent placement for malignant hilar stenoses: identification of optimal technique.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify factors that facilitate bilateral insertion of metal stents in malignant hilar stenoses, for which plastic stents often result in incomplete drainageExpand
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Abdominal tuberculosis involving hepatic hilar lymph nodes. A cause of portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension.
Abdominal tuberculosis is a rare disease. Involvement of lymph nodes at the hepatic hilum responsible for jaundice is exceptional. We describe a 59-year-old woman in whom jaundice was the presentingExpand
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[Intestinal obstruction in cancer patients: results of palliative surgery].
OBJECTIVE The study aim was to investigate predictive factors related to the results, in terms of survival and quality of life, of palliative surgery in cancer patients presenting with intestinalExpand
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A prospective study of pancreatic disease in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis: comparative diagnostic value of ERCP and EUS and long-term significance of isolated parenchymal abnormalities.
BACKGROUND The prevalence of pancreatic disease in patients with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis is uncertain. We assessed the prevalence of pancreatic abnormalities in patients with alcoholicExpand
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Extensive aetiological investigations in acute pancreatitis: results of a 1-year prospective study.
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on acute pancreatitis are poorly defined. AIMS To prospectively evaluate the aetiology of acute pancreatitis and to assess the benefits of intensive investigations.Expand
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Endoscopic argon plasma trimming of biliary and gastrointestinal metallic stents.
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and efficiency of plasma argon trimming of gastrointestinal and biliary metallic stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS A totalExpand
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The Natural History of Hereditary Chronic Pancreatitis: A Study of 12 Cases Compared to Chronic Alcoholic Pancreatitis
The aim of this study was to document the natural history of chronic hereditary pancreatitis and to compare its evolution to that of chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. Twelve subjects with chronicExpand
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Endoscopic insertion of biliary stents in 18 patients with metallic duodenal stents who developed secondary malignant obstructive jaundice.
AIM The aim of this work was to evaluate the feasibility of endoscopic insertion of biliary stents in patients with duodenal stents who develop secondary malignant obstructive jaundice. PATIENTSExpand
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Pancreaticoportal fistula after endoscopic cystogastrostomy in chronic calcifying pancreatitis.
To the Editor: Pancreaticoportal fistula is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis. It usually consists of a communication between a pancreatic pseudocyst, most often located in the head of theExpand
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