Keisuke Kurihara

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BACKGROUND The sensitivity of biopsy in the diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma using percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy is not well defined. METHODS Patients with a biliary tract malignancy (n = 52) underwent directed biopsy during percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy using a 1.8 mm diameter forceps. Histologic findings were correlated with(More)
Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of radiation protective curtains in reducing the occupational radiation exposure of medical personnel. Methods. We studied medical staff members who had assisted in 80 consecutive therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. Use of radiation protective curtains mounted to the X-ray(More)
Objective. To elucidate the optimum preoperative biliary drainage method for patients with pancreatic cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Material and Methods. From January 2010 through December 2014, 20 patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer underwent preoperative biliary drainage and NAC with a plastic or metallic stent and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Although endoscopic nasopancreatic drainage (ENPD) is useful for collecting samples for pancreatic juice cytology and for treating leakage of pancreatic juice and occlusive pancreatitis, placement of the ENPD catheter is associated with complications such as post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis (PEP). We(More)
Background and Aim. Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (NBD) effects according to diameter remain unclear. We aimed to assess the drainage effects of the 4-Fr and 6-Fr NBD catheters. Methods. This prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled study was conducted at Hiroshima University Hospital and related facilities within Hiroshima Prefecture. Endoscopic(More)
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