Endoscopic ampullectomy: a practical guide

J Interv Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;2(1):23-30. doi: 10.4161/jig.20131. Epub 2012 Jan 1.


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.