Digestive Disease Interventions 2020; 04(04): 395-400
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718906
Review Article

Percutaneous Hepatobiliary Endoscopy in the Interventional Radiology Suite

Drew Anderson
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
,
Adam N. Plotnik
2  Department of Interventional Radiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
,
Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
1  Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
,
Ravi N. Srinivasa
2  Department of Interventional Radiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Percutaneous transhepatic choledochoscopy and cholecystoscopy have a growing place in the interventional radiology suite. Patients with indwelling tubes who may have once been left with limited options for stone extraction, targeted biopsy, and/or chronic biliary stricture can now have comprehensive care of their disease process by an interventional radiologist. There are a variety of low-profile and large-profile devices available in the hospital that can be repurposed for use in the biliary system and gallbladder. In many situations, these tools can be used to render patients with limited transoral endoscopic options and chronic indwelling tubes, tube free. This article provides an introduction to biliary endoscopy and cholecystoscopy and their role for the interventional radiologist.



Publication History

Received: 16 August 2020

Accepted: 01 September 2020

Publication Date:
19 November 2020 (online)

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