Large-diameter biliary orifice balloon dilation to aid in endoscopic bile duct stone removal: a multicenter series.

@article{Attasaranya2008LargediameterBO,
  title={Large-diameter biliary orifice balloon dilation to aid in endoscopic bile duct stone removal: a multicenter series.},
  author={Siriboon Attasaranya and Young Koog Cheon and Harsha Vittal and Douglas A. Howell and Donald E Wakelin and John T. Cunningham and Niraj K Ajmere and Ronald W Ste Marie and Kanishka Bhattacharya and Kapil Gupta and Martin L. Freeman and Stuart T Sherman and Lee Mchenry and James L. Watkins and Evan L. Fogel and Suzette E Schmidt and Glen A. Lehman},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={1046-52}
}
BACKGROUND The utility and safety of endoscopic biliary orifice balloon dilation (EBD) for bile duct stone removal (with use of large-diameter balloons) after biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy (BES) is currently not well established. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of BES followed by > or = 12 mm diameter EBD for bile duct stone removal. DESIGN Retrospective, multicenter series. SETTING Five ERCP referral centers in the United States. PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING