Endoscopy 2021; 53(07): v31
DOI: 10.1055/a-1304-6427
Author commentary

Author commentary on Francisco Javier García-Alonso et al.

 
 

    Francisco Javier García-Alonso et al. The role of endoscopic ultrasound guidance for biliary and pancreatic duct access and drainage to overcome the limitations of ERCP: a retrospective evaluation

    In 170 endoscopic ultrasound-guided duct access and drainage (EUS-DAD) procedures performed after failed ERCP, EUS-DAD was found to be highly successful, with secondary percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) needed in only three patients. This retrospective single-center series shows that EUS-DAD effectively overcomes the limitations of ERCP, eliminating the use of primary and salvage PTBD in most cases.

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    24 June 2021 (online)

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