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J Interv Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;2(1):23-30. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Endoscopic ampullectomy: a practical guide.

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Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Westmead Hospital, Australia.

Abstract

Endoscopic ampullectomy is a minimally invasive method of treating superficial lesions of the ampulla of Vater. With careful patient selection and lesion assessment it is a safe and efficacious therapeutic procedure that can obviate the need for potentially major surgical intervention. Strategies for safe and successful endoscopic ampullectomy with a focus on resection technique and recognition and management of complications are presented.

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