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Role of endoscopic ultrasound/SpyScope in diagnosis and treatment of choledocholithiasis in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20653072     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis occur frequently in pregnancy and their management can be complicated. Traditional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the first line treatment for choledocholithiasis, but in addition to its baseline risks, fluoroscopy poses an additional radiation risk to the fetus. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an accurate modality for detecting common bile duct stones, but its role has not been defined in pregnancy. We describe an alternative management strategy to conventional ERCP in a pregnant patient with choledocholithiasis and cholangitis detected using EUS and choledochoscopy.
Mohit Girotra; Niraj Jani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comment; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-17     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3601-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Choledocholithiasis / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Endosonography / methods*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Treatment Outcome
Comment On:
World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar 21;15(11):1353-8   [PMID:  19294765 ]

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