Christine Bergele

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OBJECTIVES:Distal esophageal (Schatzki's) rings are a frequent cause of dysphagia. Bougienage is generally effective, but relapses are common. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term antisecretory therapy on the relapse rate of lower esophageal rings after successful bougienage with Savary dilators.PATIENTS AND METHODS:The study was(More)
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has recently emerged as a most accurate, less invasive and easily repeatable alternative means of providing data on patients with portal hypertension. It is well established that video-echo endoscopy, with combined endoscopic and sonographic examination is comparable to endoscopy in diagnosing esophageal varices, but is more(More)
Choledocholithiasis is a common disorder, especially in patients older than 60 years, as common bile duct stones may be present in 15% to 60% of cases in this special sample of population. Until recently, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC), which is a very reliable method for visualizing and extracting gallstones in the same session, was considered(More)
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