Volume 1 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Gastroenterology.1.007
Evolution of Endoscopic Ampullectomy and Considerations for a Contemporary Approach
- 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- 2School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- 3Gallipoli Medical Research Institute, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Luke Hourigan, email@example.com
Received Date: May 10, 2020
Accepted Date: May 28, 2020
Hourigan L. Evolution of Endoscopic Ampullectomy and Considerations for a Contemporary Approach. Arch Gastroenterol Res. 2020; 1(2): 29-33.
Copyright: © 2020 Hourigan L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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