Does prophylactic stent insertion to the common bile duct during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) before cholecystectomy have any impact on the rate of biliary complications?

@article{Verzhbitsky2013DoesPS,
  title={Does prophylactic stent insertion to the common bile duct during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) before cholecystectomy have any impact on the rate of biliary complications?},
  author={Vladimir E. Verzhbitsky and Abdel Rauf Zeina and Roman Depsames and Baruch Ovadia and Oren Atia and Zvi Fireman},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={4620-4624}
}
BackgroundPatients with choledochocystolithiasis generally undergo endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) followed by elective cholecystectomy. They can experience the development of recurrent biliary events while waiting for their scheduled surgery.AimThis study investigated whether stent insertion before cholecystectomy influences the rate of complications.MethodsThe study compared retrospective and prospective groups of patients with choledochocystolithiasis who underwent ES with or without… CONTINUE READING
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