Effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Shim1995EffectivenessOE,
  title={Effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Chan Sup Shim and Jae Hak Joo and Chan Won Park and Yeon Suk Kim and Joon Seong Lee and Moon Sung Lee and Seong Gyu Hwang},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={428-32}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS To reduce the rate of conversion to open cholecystectomy, and to avoid retained bile duct stones, it is essential to detect choledocholithiasis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness and safety of performing endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-two patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis were… CONTINUE READING

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