Challenges in Diagnosing Biliary Stricture

Petros C. Benias, MD; David L. Carr-Locke, MD

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February 27, 2012

Introduction

Accurately diagnosing the cause of a biliary stricture has depended on the use of various imaging, endoscopic, and sampling modalities that, even in combination, do not provide adequate sensitivity. Probe-based laser endomicroscopy that has the potential to increase diagnostic accuracy of tissue sampling methods has been recently introduced. In this case report, probe-based laser endomicroscopy proved crucial in establishing the diagnosis of suspected biliary cancer.

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