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Clinical Risk Factors for Complications in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangioscopy

Han SY, Kim TW, Kim DU, Park YJ, Lee MW, Kim S, Baek DH, Kim GH, Song GA

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):55-63.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.55
Background/Aim: Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy (PTCS) has been widely used for the diagnosis and treatment. PTCS-related complications (hemobilia, cholangitis, biliary tract perforations) are not infrequent. However, data on the risk factors...
Optimal Management of Chemotherapy-related Adverse Events

Jung MK

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):46-54.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.46
This review article deals with the optimal management of chemotherapy-related adverse events which are the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, neutropenia, peripheral polyneuropathy. Recent literatures are reviewed and pathogenetic mechanism and management...
Chemotherapy: Knowing When to Start, Evaluate for Response, and Stop

Lee HS

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):40-45.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.40
Chemotherapy is essential treatment in pancreatobiliary cancer patients. Knowing optimal time of chemotherapy initiation is important. Usually good performance status and general condition without jaundice is first recommendation for initiating...
The Role of EUS in the Differential Diagnosis of Polypoid Lesions of the Gallbladder: Update

Cheon YK

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):34-39.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.34
Although most gallbladder (GB) polyps are benign, some early carcinomas of the GB share the same appearance as benign polyps. Currently, GB polyps larger than 1 cm should be surgically...
Advances of Peroral Cholangioscopy and EUS for Indeterminate Biliary Lesions

Lee YN

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):29-33.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.29
Traditionally, biliary lesions have been considered to be indeterminate when a diagnosis cannot be made after basic laboratory work-up, abdominal imaging and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with biliary sampling. Although...
When the Going Gets Tough: Utilization of SpyGlass, or Drainage Followed by Stone Removal


  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):24-28.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.24
At least 90% of stones are extracted after conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. However, some cases are still difficult to manage completely. We describe some methods of removing difficult common bile...
Biodegradable Stent/Tube for Pancreatic and Biliary Disease

Kwon CI

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):18-23.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.18
Biodegradable stents have the highly attractive advantage that they do not need to be removed after insertion into human organs. For this reason, biodegradable stents using various biodegradable materials have...
Drug-eluting Biliary Stent

Jang SI, Lee DK

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):11-17.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.11
Biliary drainage is necessary to improve the survival or quality of life of patients with malignant biliary obstruction. In the past, surgery was the primary treatment for biliary drainage, but...
Management of Pain, Exocrine and Endocrine Insufficiency in Chronic Pancreatitis

Jeon TJ

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):5-10.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.5
Chronic pancreatitis is the progressive and inflammatory disease which will result in the irreversible destruction and fibrosis of the pancreas. These processes cause chronic pain and pancreatic dysfunctions such as...
Process and Renewal of Pancreatobiliary Cerification System

Lee DW, Son BK

  • Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.
  • 2020 Jan;25(1):1-4.
  • doi: 10.15279/kpba.2020.25.1.1
As the average life expectancy in Korea continues to rise, the number of elderly patients with pancreatobiliary disease is also expected to increase. Thus, it has been important to perform...

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