Endoscopic stenting for long-term treatment of large bile duct stones: 2- to 5-year follow-up

P. B. Cotton, A. Forbes, Joseph Leung, L. Dineen

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Abstract

Seventeen elderly and high risk patients with large bile duct stones, who were treated by endoscopic insertion of a stent when attempts at stone extraction failed, are reported. In a follow-up of 2 to 5 years (median, 39 months), only two have so far required surgery for biliary sepsis and five have already died from other causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Gastroenterology

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