Novel retrieval basket for small bile duct stones.

@article{Yasuda2015NovelRB,
  title={Novel retrieval basket for small bile duct stones.},
  author={Ichiro Yasuda},
  journal={Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          712
        }
}
Approximately 85–90% of bile duct stones can be extracted with a retrieval basket or balloon catheter following endoscopic sphincterotomy.1 However, it is occasionally difficult and timeconsuming to grasp a small stone with a standard four-wire basket, primarily because the basket wires are in contact with the bile duct at four points only and large spaces are present between the wires (Fig. 1A). The helical eight-wire basket has smaller inter-wire spaces and has greater contact with the bile… CONTINUE READING
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