Bacterial growth in the duodenum and in the bile of patients with gallstone disease treated with endoscopic papillotomy (EPT).

Abstract

Bacterial growth in the duodenum and in the bile was studied in 30 patients treated by endoscopic papillotomy (EPT) for stones in the common bile duct. Duodenal sampling was done endoscopically with a microbiology specimen brush, and bile was collected from the common bile duct using a catheter designed to avoid contamination from other sources. The same… (More)

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