Background and Aims
Abbreviations:AEs (adverse events), CBD (common bile duct), CD (cystic duct), CSEMS (covered self-expandable metal stent), CT (computed tomography), DBO (distal biliary obstruction), EGBS (endoscopic gallbladder stenting), ETGBD (endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage), EUS-GBD (endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage), PTGBA (percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration), PTGBD (percutaneous gallbladder drainage), SEMS (self-expandable metal stent)
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Conception and design: TI, TK
Performed endoscopic procedures and managed patient: TI, TK, KH, RN, KI, RA, HT, TS, TH, KT, and AK
Analysis and interpretation of the data: TI, TK and HY
Drafting of the article: TI
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: TK, HY
Final approval of the manuscript: AK