Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has until now always been performed using a reusable non-sterile duodenoscope. The introduction of the new single-use disposable duodenoscope makes it possible to perform perioperative transgastric and rendezvous ERCP in an almost sterile manner. It also eliminates the risk of patient-to-patient transmission of infection in non-sterile settings. We present four patients who underwent different types of ERCP using a sterile single-use duodenoscope. This case report aims to demonstrate the use and the many potential advantages of the new disposable single-use duodenoscope in both sterile and non-sterile settings.
- Pancreas and biliary tract
- Biliary intervention
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Contributors RL contributed to drafting, editing and revision of the case report. SK and TS contributed to revision of the case report and treatment of the patients. MB contributed to editing and revision of the case report and treatment of the patients.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
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Competing interests None declared.
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