Endoscopic Ultrasonography guided drainage: Summary of consortium meeting, May 21, 2012, San Diego, California

Michel Kahaleh, Everson L.A. Artifon, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Monica Gaidhane, Carlos Rondon, Takao Itoi, Marc Giovannini

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the preferred procedure for biliary and pancreatic drainage. While ERCP is successful in about 95% of cases, a small subset of cases are unsuccessful due to altered anatomy, peri-ampullary pathology, or malignant obstruction. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage is a promising technique for biliary, pancreatic and recently gallbladder decompression, which provides multiple advantages over percutaneous or surgical biliary drainage. Multiple retrospective and some prospective studies have shown endoscopic ultrasoundguided drainage to be safe and effective. Based on the currently reported literature, regardless of the approach, the cumulative success rate is 84%-93% with an overall complication rate of 16%-35%. endoscopic ultrasoundguided drainage seems a viable therapeutic modality for failed conventional drainage when performed by highly skilled advanced endoscopists at tertiary centers with expertise in both echo-endoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-741
Number of pages16
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


  • Biliary drainage
  • Consortium
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided
  • Endoscopic ultrasoundguided biliary drainage
  • Pancreatic drainage


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