Percutaneous Endoscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Management of Complicated Biliary Calculi

@inproceedings{Healy2009PercutaneousEH,
  title={Percutaneous Endoscopic Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for Management of Complicated Biliary Calculi},
  author={Kelly A. Healy and Abbas A Chamsuddin and James D Spivey and Louis Martin and Peter T. Nieh and Kenneth E Ogan},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Advances in endoscopic techniques have transformed the management of urolithiasis. We sought to evaluate the role of such urological interventions for the treatment of complex biliary calculi. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of all patients (n=9) undergoing percutaneous holmium laser lithotripsy for complicated biliary calculi over a 4-year period (12/2003 to 12/2007). All previously failed standard techniques include ERCP with sphincterotomy (n=6), PTHC… CONTINUE READING