Pulse dye laser lithotripsy for large biliary tract stones.

  title={Pulse dye laser lithotripsy for large biliary tract stones.},
  author={Sukij Panpimanmas and Suchart Chantawibul and Thawee Ratanachu-ek},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={83 4},
From 1997 to 1998 the first series of 21 patients with large biliary tract stones (1.5-4.0 cm with average 2.5 cm in diameter) who underwent endoscopic stone extraction by using combination of ERCP and EST with automatic stone-tissue detection pulse dye laser was carried out. Male = 8, Female = 13, average age = 57.5 years (32-83) most of the stones were primary stones (71.4%). Laser fibers were controlled by balloon catheter with fluoroscope (blind technique) in 16 cases and by mother… CONTINUE READING