Payal Saxena, MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia describes this VideoGIE case “EUS-guided biliary drainage with antegrade transpapillary placement of a metal biliary stent.” EUS-guided biliary drainage with antegrade transpapillary metallic stent is demonstrated in 2cases of malignant, biliary obstruction. Case 1 was a patient with failed ERC due to a long, tight distal CBD stricture. Case 2 was a patient with post-Whipple’s anatomy and recurrence of adenocarcinoma at the hepatojejunostomy. Standard ERC failed due to inability to intubate the afferent limb. In both cases, dilated intrahepatic ducts were identified at EUS. Cholangiogram was performed by injecting contrast after puncture with a 19g needle. A distal stricture (CBD and CHD respectively) was identified in both cases. A 0.025 inch guidewire was passed through the needle and across the stricture followed by balloon dilatation of the stricture with subsequent placement of an uncovered self-expandable metallic stent in an antegrade fashion across the papilla and hepatojejunostomy respectively.
Figure 1. Cholangiogram obtained via endoscopic ultrasound guided transgastric intrahepatic puncture demonstrates a dilated intrahepatic biliary tree. A self expandable metallic stent is deployed over a wire across a distal common bile duct stricture in an antegrade fashion.
Dr Payal Saxena
Dr Payal Saxena is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, subspecialised in Interventional Endoscopy. She completed her specialist Gastroenterology training in Sydney then travelled to the USA where she undertook a two-year Interventional Endoscopy and Research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.