Prospective clinical study of endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy with direct metallic stent placement using a forward-viewing echoendoscope.

@article{Hara2013ProspectiveCS,
  title={Prospective clinical study of endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy with direct metallic stent placement using a forward-viewing echoendoscope.},
  author={Kazuo Hara and Kenji Yamao and Susumu Hijioka and Nobumasa Mizuno and Hiroshi Imaoka and Masahiro Tajika and Shinya Kondo and Takehiro Tanaka and Shin Haba and O Takeshi and Yoshikuni Nagashio and Tamiyuki Obayashi and Akihide Shinagawa and Vikram Bhatia and Yasuhiro Shimizu and Hideaki Goto and Yasumasa Niwa},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={392-6}
}
A prospective clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided choledochoduodenostomy (CDS) with direct metallic stent placement using a prototype forward-viewing echoendoscope. The indication for EUS - CDS in this study was lower biliary obstruction only, and not failed endoscopic biliary drainage, because the aim was to evaluate EUS - CDS for first-line biliary drainage therapy. The technical and functional success rates were… CONTINUE READING