Study of Endoscopic Sphincterotomy With Needle Knife Papillotome in Patients of Ampullary Impacted Stone
Using a needle knife papillotome by an experienced endoscopist, endoscopic sphincterotomies were performed in difficult cannulation cases. In a prospectively collected database, we investigate the complications of those with ampullary impacted stone.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2005|
The endoscopic sphincterotomy with needle knife papillotome is a well-established advanced endoscopic technique in difficult cannulation cases. Choledocholithiasis impacted at the ampulla of Vater is occasionally seen. Inflammed surrounding mucosa frequently accompanies. Whether sphincterotomy with a needle knife increases the bleeding complications is to be elucidated in this study.