Shinichiro Muro

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BACKGROUND AND AIM There have been few reports on the success rate of balloon dilation and stent deployment using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography by double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE-ERCP) or on the follow-up period after stent removal in patients with a reconstructed digestive tract and stenosis of choledochojejunal anastomosis. The present(More)
In endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for patients who have undergone a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with a Braun anastomosis, two different approaches are available: the afferent-limb route and the efferent-limb route. This study was to clarify the usefulness of a short double-balloon enteroscope (DBE) in ERCP for prior-PD patients, and to(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of cytologic adequacy improves the diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). However, on-site advice from a cytotechnologist or cytopathologist is not always available during EUS-FNA. To enhance endosonographers' ability to assess the adequacy of EUS-FNA specimens, we(More)
A 45-year-old female who presented with loss of consciousness and a cold sweat was found to have a pancreatic tumor and multiple liver metastases. Laboratory studies showed marked hypoglycemia and inappropriately elevated serum insulin, C-peptide, and serum tumor markers. Fine needle aspiration revealed Grade 3 small-cell type primary pancreatic(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a standard procedure for precise histological diagnosis of pancreas tumors, but it is sometimes difficult to obtain adequate specimens. EUS Sonopsy CY® is a newly designed needle with original features. This randomized study will compare the tissue collection rate of EUS Sonopsy CY® to that of(More)
A 44-year-old male was pointed out liver function abnormality by medical check-up. Blood examination and computed tomography showed liver cirrhosis. Then, he was referred to our hospital for further examination. After blood test, viral markers revealed previous infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV). We estimated the etiology of his liver disease as previous(More)
A 21-year-old female presented at an emergency department with abdominal pain and nausea. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest and abdomen revealed a small amount of mediastinal emphysema in the precardiac area, but the underlying cause could not be identified. On admission, her plasma glucose was 371 mg/dl, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was 14.0%, and blood(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of biliary stricture is crucially important for continuing stable chemotherapy for unresectable biliary carcinoma; however, there is no consensus regarding the use of hilar biliary drainage. In this study, we examined the efficacy of endoscopic over 3-branched biliary drainage using self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) in(More)
Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CH-EUS) with contrast agent enabled us to assess the hemodynamics closely, despite limited data in pancreatic tumors. We have initiated a prospective, single arm, and non-randomized study to clarify the accuracy and safety of CH-EUS with Sonazoid and time-intensity curve (TIC) analysis for diagnosing(More)
Background and study aims No standard procedure for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is available for patients with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (RYHJ) with side-to-end hepaticojejunostomy. We therefore explored methods of efficient scope insertion at a hepaticojejunostomy site. Patients and methods Patients with suspected biliary disease(More)