Early Use of Needle-Knife Fistulotomy Is Safe in Situations Where Difficult Biliary Cannulation Is Expected

Abstract

Difficult cannulation is a well known risk for post-ERCP pancreatitis. This study evaluated the outcomes of needle-knife fistulotomy (NKF) used prior to being faced with difficult biliary cannulation. Patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for the purpose of biliary endotherapy between January 2007 and December 2008… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-012-2030-x

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@article{Lim2012EarlyUO, title={Early Use of Needle-Knife Fistulotomy Is Safe in Situations Where Difficult Biliary Cannulation Is Expected}, author={Jun Uk Lim and Kwang Ro Joo and Jae Myung Cha and Hyun Phil Shin and Joung Il Lee and Jae Jun Park and Jung Won Jeon and Bum Soo Kim and Sunhyung Joo}, journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences}, year={2012}, volume={57}, pages={1384-1390} }