Role of endoscopic ultrasound/SpyScope in diagnosis and treatment of choledocholithiasis in pregnancy

Mohit Girotra, Niraj Jani

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3601-3602
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume16
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2010

Keywords

  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Management
  • Pregnancy
  • SpyScope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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