Brushing the distal biliary stricture in the surrounding of the papilla increased the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: A retrospective study using propensity score analysis.

Background and aims Brushing cytology is useful for diagnosing biliary strictures. With regard to biliary stricture brushing at the distal common bile duct in the surrounding of the papilla, the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis is unknown. Our study aimed to evaluate the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde… CONTINUE READING