EUS-Guided Biliary Drainage: Current Techniques (DV069)

Type: EUS


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, EUS-Guided Biliary Drainage: Current Techniques, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has evolved as a viable technique for endoscopic biliary drainage. This video shows the current indications, techniques, and complications of  EUS-BD. Technical details of the various EUS-BD procedures like Rendezvous procedure, choledocho-duodenostomy, hepatico-gastrostomy, and antegrade procedure are shown with multiple case scenarios. Tips are provided for various steps like scope positioning, choice of access route, guidewire manipulation, track dilation, and stent placement. Problem areas like guidewire shearing, guidewire handling during rendezvous procedure, and difficulties during antegrade procedure are discussed with case scenarios. Possible complications and tips for their prevention are discussed. This video will help the endoscopist expand their armamentarium of techniques for endoscopic biliary drainage.

Target Audience:

Practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of EUS-BD procedures
  • Explain the techniques of various EUS-BD procedures
  • Recognize the possible difficulties, and discuss how to tackle them
  • Describe the possible adverse events and steps to minimize them

Video Release Date:    May 1, 2015
Online CME Release Date:      September 1, 2015
CME Expiration Date:  May 1, 2018

Expected Time of Activity Completion:  30 Minutes (0.5 CME Credit)

Price: Member: $115 / Non-Member: $165

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