Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography catheter and accessory exchange using a short hydrophilic guide wire: a prospective study.


BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Although hydrophilic guide wires can be used to facilitate stricture cannulation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), some endoscopists avoid using them because of concerns about wire loss during exchange. There are no data available on the outcomes of using a short hydrophilic guide wire during ERCP. The… (More)


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