Endoscopy 2021; 53(10): v48
DOI: 10.1055/a-1310-1109
Author commentary

Author commentary on Leena Kylänpää et al.


Leena Kylänpää et al. Transpancreatic biliary sphincterotomy versus double guidewire in difficult biliary cannulation: a randomized controlled trial

This randomized study demonstrated that transpancreatic biliary sphincterotomy (TPBS) is an effective alternative to a double-guidewire (DGW) technique following failure of the conventional ERCP technique. TPBS achieved cannulation without increasing the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared with DGW use.


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Publication Date:
22 September 2021 (online)

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