Alternative methods in the endoscopic management of difficult common bile duct stones.

  title={Alternative methods in the endoscopic management of difficult common bile duct stones.},
  author={Dong Ki Lee and Jae Hoon Jahng},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  volume={22 Suppl 1},
The endoscopic method is accepted as a first treatment modality in the management of extrahepatic bile duct. Most large stones can be removed with basket and mechanical lithotripsy after endoscopic sphincterotomy. Currently, in treating large extrahepatic bile duct stones, endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation with mid-incision endoscopic sphincterotomy is actively performed instead of applying mechanical lithotripsy after full endoscopic sphincterotomy. Herein, we describe the… CONTINUE READING
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