Using Direct Visualization and the new SpyGlass™ Retrieval Basket to Identify and Remove Multiple Pancreatic Duct Stones, by Dr. Kim, Flushing, New York, U.S.A.

Patient History
A 65-year-old male from the West Indies with a history of chronic alcohol abuse, chronic pancreatitis, and isolated gastric varices presented to New York Presbyterian of Queens. An MRI and previous EUS showed a dilated pancreatic duct up to 9mm with a possible pancreatic head mass vs. IPMN. The EUS also showed cirrhosis of the liver and the patient is currently on the transplant list at another institution. EUS was preformed and it showed calcifications of the pancreatic duct and 2 large pancreatic stones in the head of the pancreas.