How do we ensure that trainees learn to perform biliary sphincterotomy safely, appropriately, and effectively?

@article{Leung2008HowDW,
  title={How do we ensure that trainees learn to perform biliary sphincterotomy safely, appropriately, and effectively?},
  author={J. Leung and E. Foster},
  journal={Current Gastroenterology Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={163-168}
}
Sphincterotomy is a high-risk procedure with considerable complications. Trainees should learn and understand the basics of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy to ensure good clinical outcomes. Teaching of sphincterotomy usually involves supervised hands-on clinical practice with patients. Proper positioning of the endoscope allows for correct orientation with the papilla, and performing the cut along the “ideal” biliary axis optimizes results and reduces… Expand
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