Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of obstructed biliary duct: report of a case

Authors I. Karoumpalis, Th. Anastasiou, H. Karageorgiou, Ch. Tsougkas, Eustathia Gkika,, K. Varitimiadis, F. Dimitrakopoulos, N. Skandalis.


Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a well established
method for interventional procedures such as transmural
drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts or celiac plexus neurolysis
(CPN). There are only few reports of EUS-guided
drainage of obstructed biliary ducts and none of them in
Greece as far as it is known.
The present case report describes the first EUS assisted
biliary drainage in our hospital.
Key words: endoscopic ultrasound, cholangio-drainage,
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