Lithotripsy for bile duct stones.

  title={Lithotripsy for bile duct stones.},
  author={Frank G. Moody and J. Richard Amerson and George Berci and Keiva L Bland and Peter B. Cotton and John B. Graham and R. Scott Jones and James W. Maher and J. Lawrence Munson and Timothy C. Pennell},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={158 3},

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy for retained common bile duct stones

It is concluded that ESWL for retained CBDS is a safe, effective and minimally-invasive treatment modality and should be considered as a significant alternative to surgery when endoscopic and percutaneous treatment modalities are not successful.

Clearance of refractory bile duct stones with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy

Using the Storz Modulith, 83% of refractory bile duct calculi were cleared with a low rate of complications, confirming that ESWL is an excellent alternative to surgery in those patients in whom endoscopic techniques have failed.

Extracorporeal lithotripsy. An important adjunct in the nonoperative management of retained or recurrent bile duct stones.

Treatment with ESWL appears to be a safe and effective adjunct for selected patients with complex biliary stone disease, and one patient failed with a biliary stricture and surgery was required.

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy and endoscopy: combined therapy for problematic bile duct stones

The association of ESWL and endoscopy enhanced the success rate of endoscopic stone clearance from 86% to 96%.

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of common bile duct stones without preliminary endoscopic sphincterotomy.

It is indicated that smaller, 'floating' stones responded more favorably to ESWL, which is especially suitable for patients with smaller, floating stones.

Lithotripsy in the treatment of biliary stones.

  • F. Moody
  • Medicine
    American journal of surgery
  • 1993

Intraductal shock-wave lithotripsy in complicated common bile duct stones

Cholangioscopically guided intracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is a highly effective and safe procedure for the conservative treatment of complicated common bile duct stones.

Successful shock-wave lithotripsy of bile duct stones using ultrasound guidance

Overall nonsurgical stone-free success rate was 17 of 18 patients, indicating biliary duct stones can be successfully treated using an ultrasound-guided lithotripter and intravenous sedation alone, indicating stone extraction via retrograde endoscopy, T-tube, or cholecystostomy can be failed.

Advances in Therapeutic Endoscopic Treatment of Common Bile Duct Stones

Endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation has been proposed as an alternative to endoscopic papillotomy (EPT) for small common bile duct (CBD) stones but must undergo further evaluation before recommending its routine use.



Fragmentation of bile duct stones by extracorporeal shock waves

It is considered that extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy is a useful method for the treatment of bile duct stones not amenable to routine endoscopic measures.

Electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) fragmentation of retained common duct stones.

Electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy seems to be an effective adjuvant treatment in clearing the bile duct of stones that would otherwise require reoperation.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) in the Management of Complex Biliary Tract Stone Disease

ESWL can be a valuable adjunct in the management of patients with complex biliary stones and was successful in all patients; in two cases, two ESWL sessions were needed for stone disruption.

Shock-wave lithotripsy of gallbladder stones. The first 175 patients.

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy combined with medical therapy for stone dissolution is a safe and effective treatment in selected patients with radiolucent gallbladder calculi.

Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy of bile duct calculi. An interim report of the Dornier U.S. Bile Duct Lithotripsy Prospective Study.

A multi-institutional study to evaluate the efficacy, clinical application, and safety of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) with the Dornier HM-3 or HM-4 lithotripter for bile duct calculi

Fragmentation of gallstones by extracorporeal shock waves.

It is concluded that gallstone disease may be treated successfully and without serious adverse effects by extracorporeally generated shock waves in selected patients.

Intraductal mono-octanoin for the direct dissolution of bile duct stones: experience in 343 patients.

It is indicated that mono-octanoin is moderately effective, generally second line, but sometimes first line, treatment for retained biliary duct calculi in patients with previously undergone cholecystectomy.

Endoscopic lithotripsy in the common bile duct.

Electrohydraulic lithotripsy has been used for the first time in humans in an attempt to destroy stones in the bile duct, successfully applied to break fragments off large calculi in three patients, without any complications arising.