2020
DOI: 10.1590/0102-672020190001e1490
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Abstract: Background: Cholangiocarcinoma is an aggressive neoplasm that usually requires palliative biliary drainage. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been described as a successful adjunct treatment to malignant biliary obstruction. Aim: To describe the use of digital cholangioscope to help provide laser light during biliary PDT session using locally developed light source. Method: Patient receives intravenous photosensitizer 24 h before the procedure. It starts with a regular duodenoscopy. After identification of the… Show more

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“…Novel choledochoscopy-guided balloon-radiofrequency ablation techniques demonstrated in animal models also show potential for clinical use[ 36 ]. Case reports by Chandrasekar et al [ 37 ] and Brunaldi et al [ 38 ] describe the use of digital cholangioscopy to evaluate photodynamic therapy.…”
Section: Choledochoscope Adjuncts and Accessoriesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Novel choledochoscopy-guided balloon-radiofrequency ablation techniques demonstrated in animal models also show potential for clinical use[ 36 ]. Case reports by Chandrasekar et al [ 37 ] and Brunaldi et al [ 38 ] describe the use of digital cholangioscopy to evaluate photodynamic therapy.…”
Section: Choledochoscope Adjuncts and Accessoriesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Another reported technique in the evaluation of indeterminate biliary lesions is the SpyGlass single-operator peroral cholangioscopy 4 , 9 . Woo et al 19 reported that overall accuracy of SpyGlass visual assessment and SpyBite biopsy for the diagnosis of malignancy were 96.7% and 73.6%, respectively.…”
Section: Introduction and Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%