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Cold Snare Papillectomy for Re-redo Endoscopic Resection of a Defiant Adenoma Recurrence with a Unique Growth Pattern

Vincent Zimmer, Kai Emrich

Keywords : Ampullary adenoma, Cholangiopancreatography, Cold snare, Endoscopic resection, Endoscopic retrograde patient, Papillectomy

Citation Information : Zimmer V, Emrich K. Cold Snare Papillectomy for Re-redo Endoscopic Resection of a Defiant Adenoma Recurrence with a Unique Growth Pattern. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2021; 11 (1):43-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1333

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Endoscopic papillectomy has become the mainstay treatment in early papillary neoplasia. However, local recurrence remains the Achilles heel of the procedure due to the complex anatomy and limited ductal involvement unappreciated on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and/or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). While re-do papillectomy is, in general, technically feasible and widely accepted to treat recurrent adenoma, re-redo procedures to this end have rarely been reported. Likewise, utilization of cold snare technology is rarely considered in papillectomy and has, in fact, only once been reported in the literature before. We present a unique clinical case with a highly atypical growth pattern with a bonnet-like pedunculated lesion with a small insertion point just at the pancreatic duct orifice treated by re-redo cold snare papillectomy.

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