Intraductal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of bile duct stones: when and whom?

@article{Endo2011IntraductalUI,
  title={Intraductal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of bile duct stones: when and whom?},
  author={Takuro Endo and Kei Ito and Naotaka Fujita and Hiroyuki Noda and Go Kobayashi and Takashi Obana and Jun Horaguchi and Shinsuke Koshita and Yoshihide Kanno and Takahisa Ogawa},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          173-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Biliary intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS) is highly sensitive in visualizing bile duct stones (BDS). Indications for IDUS, however, in cases of suspected BDS have not yet been established. The aim of the present study was to elucidate adequate indications for IDUS in cases that undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) due to suspected BDS. METHODS A total of 213 patients who were suspected of having BDS were included in this retrospective study. The… CONTINUE READING
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