Image Tag: Bile Duct

Endoscopic view of metallic stent

Endoscopic view of metallic stent at common bile duct orifice.

Bile duct cannulation

Sometimes bile duct cannulation requires orientation of the cannula in a cephalad direction. This can be accomplished by using a sphincterotome. Tightening the cutting wire bows the cannula upward and produces a more cephalad orientation for the tip of th

Lifting the cannula

Lifting the cannula to insert it along the “roof ” of the papilla increases the likelihood of entry into the bile duct.

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