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Latest Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography Stories

2012-04-12 09:52:52

Dozens of therapies have been tried, but study led by University of Michigan physicians is first to show effective prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis A study in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows a serious complication of ERCP, a procedure commonly used to diagnose and treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts, may be eliminated with a single dose medication. The finding is significant in helping patients avoid a condition known as post-ERCP...

2011-07-05 23:19:31

Patients with gastric tumours in their stomach will no longer have to suffer an eight-hour long surgery, but instead can look forward to a short day surgery which last a few minutes to an hour without the need for hospitalisation. This new procedure "“ the world's first flexible endoscopy robotic surgery in the stomach "“ was successfully performed on patients suffering from gastric tumours in India. The procedure was performed on a total of three patients, one patient per day...

2011-05-04 16:01:00

NATICK, Mass., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced several milestones in the adoption of its SpyGlass® Direct Visualization System since its worldwide launch in July 2007. The SpyGlass System guides visualization and accessory devices for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the pancreatico-biliary system, including the hepatic ducts. It was developed to overcome limitations of traditional cholangioscopes and ERCP...

2011-01-31 14:00:54

Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) is a pathological syndrome that is usually classified into the biliary type or the pancreatic type according to the Milwaukee criteria. However, this classification has some drawbacks in clinical practice, some of which result in flawed classification and failure to properly guide diagnosis and treatment. A research article published on January 21, 2011 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The authors proposed a new...

2010-10-22 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its WallFlex® Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of benign biliary strictures. "The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has proved effective in the management of malignant biliary strictures, and I'm pleased that physicians in Europe and other CE Mark countries can now use this stent to treat benign biliary strictures,"...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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