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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-205

Failed common bile duct cannulation during pregnancy: Rescue with endoscopic ultrasound guided rendezvous procedure


Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Anil Arora
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.183977

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Common bile duct (CBD) stones can lead to serious complications and require intervention with either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or laparoscopic techniques for urgent relief. On an average 10%-20% of the patients with gall bladder stones can have associated CBD stones. CBD stones during pregnancy can be associated with hazardous complications for both the mother and the fetus. Failed cannulation while performing ERCP during pregnancy is a technically demanding situation, which requires immediate rescue with special techniques. Conventional rescue techniques may not be feasible and can be associated with hazardous consequences. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided rendezvous technique has now emerged as a safe alternative, and in one of our patients, this technique was successfully attempted. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report in the literature on EUS-guided rendezvous procedure during pregnancy.


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