Endoscopic sphincterotomy for suspected choledocholithiasis in patients with and without stones.

@article{Prat1995EndoscopicSF,
  title={Endoscopic sphincterotomy for suspected choledocholithiasis in patients with and without stones.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Prat and Joe Bou Jaoude and Olivier Ink and Jacques Fritsch and Andr{\'e} Daniel Choury and Y Assouline and J. P. Etienne},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={727-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize a subgroup of patients treated with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) for a suspected common bile duct lithiasis (CBDL) that was not confirmed and to compare it with the subgroup with confirmed CBDL. METHODS AND RESULTS Over 18 months, ES was successful in 245 consecutive patients (age 23-97, mean 75 yr, SE 17 yr) with suspected CBDL; 159 patients had CBDL (group 1), and 86 did not (group 2), as confirmed by CBD exploration. Fifty-nine percent of the patients in group 1… CONTINUE READING