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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-160

EUS-guided drainage: Summary of therapeutic EUS consortium meeting

1 Division of Gastroenterology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
2 Department of Surgery, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
3 Department of Medicine, Endoscopy Unit, University Hospital Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
4 Department of Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Mineapolis, MN, USA
5 Department of Gastroenterology and Hematology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
6 Department of Gastroenterology, Paoli-Calmettes Institute, Marseille, France

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital1 RWJ Place, MEB 464. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/eus.eus_26_19

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EUS-guided drainage is a safe and efficacious endoscopic technique for biliary, pancreatic, and gallbladder decompression. Recent literature has described many successful procedural techniques and devices to achieve EUS-guided drainage. This consortium gathering advanced endoscopists with expertise in both ultrasonography and therapeutic endoscopy, discuss the introduction to learning several EUS-guided drainage approaches, devices, and technology involved, possible obstacles to certain procedural and all potential complications.

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