Recurrent cholangitis after endoscopic lithotripsy of common bile duct stones with gallstones in situ: predictive factors with and without subsequent cholecystectomy.

@article{Lai2012RecurrentCA,
  title={Recurrent cholangitis after endoscopic lithotripsy of common bile duct stones with gallstones in situ: predictive factors with and without subsequent cholecystectomy.},
  author={Jian-Han Lai and H Y Wang and W C Chang and Chon Saar Chu and S. B. Shih and Shee-Chan Lin},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          324-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Common bile duct stones are a frequent complication of gallstones. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy are often performed to evaluate the etiology of obstructive jaundice and for concomitant therapeutic removal of common bile duct stones. We aimed to evaluate the recurrence rate of cholangitis or cholecystitis after endoscopic lithotripsy with gallstones in situ and to identify associated predictive factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively… CONTINUE READING