Comparison of transhepatic and extrahepatic routes for EUS-guided rendezvous procedure for distal CBD obstruction.

@article{Dhir2013ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of transhepatic and extrahepatic routes for EUS-guided rendezvous procedure for distal CBD obstruction.},
  author={Vinay Kumar Dhir and Suryaprakash Bhandari and Mukta Bapat and Nitin J Joshi and Suhirdan Vivekanandarajah and Amit P. Maydeo},
  journal={United European gastroenterology journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          103-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND EUS-guided rendezvous procedure (EUS-RV) can be done by the transhepatic (TH) or the extrahepatic (EH) route. There is no data on the preferred access route when both routes are available. STUDY AIM To compare the success, complications, and duration of hospitalization for patients undergoing EUS-RV by the TH or the EH route. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with distal common bile duct (CBD) obstruction, who failed selective cannulation, underwent EUS-RV by the TH route through the… CONTINUE READING
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