Gallstone dissolution with methyltert-butyl ether in 120 patients—Efficacy and safety

@article{Leuschner1991GallstoneDW,
  title={Gallstone dissolution with methyltert-butyl ether in 120 patients—Efficacy and safety},
  author={Prof. Dr. U. Leuschner and Alfred Hellstern and Kathleen Schmidt and Harald E. Fischer and S. G{\"u}ld{\"u}tuna and Klaus Dr. Huebner and Maria Leuschner},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={36},
  pages={193-199}
}
Of 612 patients with cholesterol gallbladder stones, 120 were eligible for percutaneous transhepatic litholysis with methyltert-butyl ether (MTBE). Puncture of the gallbladder was successful in 117/120 (97.5%). In 113/117 (96.6%) the stones dissolved. With solitary stones, treatment lasted for an average of 4 hr, with multiple stones 10 hr. Mean hospitalization was 3.6 days. In 3/117 (2.6%) patients a bile leakage developed; 33% reported mild complaints. After the end of treatment 34% had some… CONTINUE READING

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