Endoscopic removal of bile-duct stones by using a rotatable papillotome and a large-balloon dilator in patients with a Billroth II gastrectomy (with video).

@article{Kim2008EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of bile-duct stones by using a rotatable papillotome and a large-balloon dilator in patients with a Billroth II gastrectomy (with video).},
  author={Gwang Ha Kim and Dae Hwan Kang and Geun Am Song and Jeong Heo and Chan Ho Park and Tae In Ha and Kyung Yeob Kim and Hye-Jeong Lee and Il Doo Kim and Seong Ho Choi and Chul Soo Song},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={1134-8}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic stone removal is difficult in patients with a Billroth II gastrectomy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of a rotatable papillotome and large-balloon dilation for removing bile-duct stones in patients with a Billroth II gastrectomy. DESIGN A case series. SETTING A large tertiary-referral center. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION Nine patients with bile-duct stones and a previous Billroth II gastrectomy were included. An endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) was performed with… CONTINUE READING
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