Endoscopic balloon dilation compared with sphincterotomy for extraction of bile duct stones.

@article{Disario2004EndoscopicBD,
  title={Endoscopic balloon dilation compared with sphincterotomy for extraction of bile duct stones.},
  author={James A. Disario and Martin L. Freeman and David J Bjorkman and Padraic Macmathuna and Bret T. Petersen and Philip E Jaffe and Thomas G Morales and Lee J. Hixson and Stuart T Sherman and Glen A. Lehman and Mohammad Mazen Jamal and Firas H. Al-Kawas and Mukul Khandelwal and Joseph Patrick Moore and Gregory A. Derfus and Priya A. Jamidar and Francisco C Ramirez and Michael E. Ryan and Karen L. Woods and David L. Carr-Locke and Stephen Craig Alder},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={1291-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is commonly performed to remove bile duct stones. The aim of this study was to determine short-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilation of the sphincter of Oddi compared with sphincterotomy for stone extraction. METHODS A randomized, controlled multicenter study of 117 patients assigned to dilation and 120 to sphincterotomy was performed in a spectrum of clinical and academic practices. RESULTS Characteristics of the… CONTINUE READING
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