Twenty‐one patients with retained stones after biliary surgery were managed by endoscopic sphincterotomy and stone extraction in the postoperative period. The bile duct was cleared of stones in 20 patients (95%). In one patient stone extraction was unsuccessful. There were no complications. Compared to percutaneous trans‐T‐tube tract stone extraction, endoscopic sphincterotomy does not require a 6 week waiting period. Endoscopic sphincterotomy should be considered for retained bile duct stones if endoscopic expertise is available.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology|
|State||Published - 1987|
- endoscopic sphincterotomy
- residual common duct stones.
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