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World J Surg Proced. Jul 28, 2014; 4(2): 23-32
Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v4.i2.23
Figure 2
Figure 2 Using a long forward-viewing endoscope, such as an enteroscope with or without a spiral- or balloon-overtube or a pediatric colonoscope, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography can be performed in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass anatomy or other surgically altered gastroduodenal anatomies. However, this technique is challenging due to forward-viewing optics, lack of an elevator, a smaller accessory channel, and need for specialized long catheters and guidewires in order to accomplish endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.