Laparoscopic treatment of choledocholithiasis with novel self-releasing biliary stent.

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a self-releasing biliary stent antegradely placed during laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) for choledocholithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The soft biliary stent, made of polyurethane, was designed as a J-umbrella form with a pigtailed duodenal part and an umbrella-like biliary… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2008.0048

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