Endoscopic laser lithotripsy for complicated bile duct stones: is cholangioscopic guidance necessary?

@article{Jakobs2007EndoscopicLL,
  title={Endoscopic laser lithotripsy for complicated bile duct stones: is cholangioscopic guidance necessary?},
  author={Ralf Jakobs and J{\'u}lia Fernanda Semmelmann Pereira-Lima and Aline Weyne Schuch and Lucas Figueras Pereira-Lima and Axel Eickhoff and Juergen Ferdinand Riemann},
  journal={Arquivos de gastroenterologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={137-40}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic papillotomy is successful in more than 95% of the cases of choledocholithiasis. For patients with difficult bile duct stones not responding to mechanical lithotripsy, different methods for stone fragmentation have been developed. AIM To compare the results of laser lithotripsy with a stone-tissue recognizing system, when guided by… CONTINUE READING