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Choledocholithiasis, ascending cholangitis, and gallstone pancreatitis.
Gallstone disease is encountered commonly in clinical practice. The diagnosis of biliary stones has become less problematic with current, less-invasive imaging methods. The relatively invasiveExpand
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Large-diameter biliary orifice balloon dilation to aid in endoscopic bile duct stone removal: a multicenter series.
BACKGROUND The utility and safety of endoscopic biliary orifice balloon dilation (EBD) for bile duct stone removal (with use of large-diameter balloons) after biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy (BES)Expand
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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and cyst fluid analysis for pancreatic cysts.
CONTEXT Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has been increasingly utilized to differentiate malignant/pre-malignant pancreatic cysts from those that areExpand
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Asia–Pacific consensus recommendations for endoscopic and interventional management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) is one of the most common types of hepatobiliary cancers reported in the world including Asia–Pacific region. Early HCCA may be completely asymptomatic. WhenExpand
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Role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms: correlation with surgical histopathology.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are precancerous tumors characterized by dilation of the main pancreatic duct, its side branches, or both. The purpose of this studyExpand
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EUS and clinical characteristics of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) may rarely appear as cystic or mixed solid-cystic masses. The endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) morphology and cyst fluid characteristics of these tumors are notExpand
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Endoscopic management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Endoscopic therapy has been increasingly recognized as the effective therapy in selected patients with acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis (CP). Utility of endotherapy in various conditionsExpand
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Comparing cost-effectiveness between endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in diagnosis of common bile duct stone in patients with predefined risks: A study from a
Background and Objectives: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) achieves results comparable to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of common bile duct (CBD) stone, butExpand
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The Value of Carlsson-Dent Questionnaire in Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Area With Low Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Background/Aims Symptom-based diagnosis for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been accepted in the population with high prevalence. Carlsson-Dent questionnaire (CDQ) is a standardizedExpand
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