When is endoscopic ultrasonographic (EUS)-guided biliary drainage indicated for the treatment of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Endoscopic ultrasonographic (EUS)–guided biliary drainage procedures continue to evolve; they may be used as primary and/or second intervention, such as in the following clinical scenarios [52] :

  • Biliary obstruction and incomplete drainage with prior interventions
  • Inaccessible ampulla
  • Previous failed bile duct cannulation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) 

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