Wire-guided cannulation over a pancreatic stent method increases the need for needle-knife precutting in patients with difficult biliary cannulations


EMİNLER A. T. , PARLAK E. , KÖKSAL A. Ş. , TOKA B., USLAN M. İ.

GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, vol.89, no.2, pp.301-308, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gie.2018.08.034
  • Title of Journal : GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-308

Abstract

Background and Aims: Cannulation of the major papilla can be problematic, and selective biliary cannulation may fail in up to 18% of cases. Various techniques, such as double-guidewire technique (DGWT), wire-guided cannulation over a pancreatic stent (WGC-PS), the precut endoscopic sphincterotomy (needle-knife precutting technique (NKP), and transpancreatic septostomy have been used to improve the success rate of biliary cannulation. We conducted a prospective, randomized study in order to compare the biliary cannulation success rates of DGWT and WGC-PS techniques in patients with inadvertent passage of guidewire to the pancreatic duct.