Brief Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 7, 2011; 17(45): 4993-4998
Published online Dec 7, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i45.4993
Figure 1
Figure 1 Technique of conventional/freehand/deroofing precut needle knife sphincterotomy. Case of previously failed biliary cannulation without an identifiable cause. A: Normal papillary appearance; B: After we were unable to cannulate selectively the biliary orifice after several pancreatic duct wire cannulations, a pancreatic stent was inserted; C: Precut needle knife sphincterotomy was performed with a cut directed from the ampullary orifice towards the 12 o’clock position. Biliary epithelium and bile noted (arrowpoint) at apex of the cut; D: Bile duct selectively cannulated with wire and sphincterotomy performed.