Comparison between transpancreatic sphincterotomy and needle-knife fistulotomy in difficulty biliary access, a retrospective study in Taiwan [post]

Kai-Shun Liang, Chieh-Chang Chen, Wei-Chih Liao, Yu-ting Kuo, Liang-Wei Tseng, Wen-Tsung He, Hsiu-Po Wang
2020 unpublished
Background Selective deep biliary cannulation is the first and the most important step before further biliary therapy. Transpancreatic sphincterotomy(TPS), and needle knife fistulotomy(NKF) were commonly used in patients with difficult cannulation, but few studies compare the outcome between TPS and NKF.Methods A total of 78 patients who met the criteria of difficult cannulation in the National Taiwan University hospital from October 2015 to October 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Their
more » ... reviewed. Their baseline demographics, success rate of biliary cannulation, and the rate of adverse events were assessed.Results 31 patients and 47 patients underwent TPS and NKF for difficult biliary access, respectively. The characteristics of the 2 groups were similar, but patients in TPS group had more frequent pancreatic duct cannulation. Bile duct cannulation was successful in 23 patients (74.2 %) in the TPS group and 39 (83.0%) in the NKF group (P=0.34). There was no difference between the TPS and NKF in the rate of adverse events, including post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) (16.1% vs. 6.4%, p = 0.17), and hemorrhage (3.2% vs. 8.5%, p = 0.35). No perforation occurred.Conclusions Both TPS and NKF have good biliary access rate in patient with difficult cannulation. TPS has acceptable successful rate and similar complication rate, compared with NKF.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.15791/v3 fatcat:pdlisez23rc5tgxy3zbnajdyve