Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is the preferred procedure for biliary drainage in benign and malignant obstructions. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage is an emerging technique for when endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography fails. It is a highly versatile procedure with several options of access point, stent direction, and drainage route. Based on the current literature, the cumulative success rate is 88% to 93%, with an overall complication rate of 13% to 20%. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage seems to be an effective and valuable alternative technique after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography when performed by highly skilled endoscopists.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Apr 2019|
- Biliary drainage
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Rendezvous procedure
- Therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound