The Concept of Laparoscopy-Assisted Pancreatobiliary EUS (LAP-EUS)

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  • Introduction: While laparoscopy-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography can be performed for the diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary diseases in patients with Roux-en-Y (RY) anatomy; the technical feasibility of performing laparoscopy-assisted endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is unknown. Methods: In this report, we describe the technique for performing laparoscopy-assisted EUS in two patients with RY gastric bypass anatomy who presented with obstructive jaundice, abnormal liver function tests, and dilated biliary tree. Results: While the examination was normal in one patient, EUS-guided fine needle aspiration of pancreatic head mass revealed adenocarcinoma in the other. Discussion: Laparoscopic assisted EUS examination including FNA is feasible in Roux-en-Y surgical anatomy. © 2013 The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
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  • Ramesh J; Christein J; Varadarajulu S
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  • 1020
  • End Page

  • 1023
  • Volume

  • 17
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  • 5