The role of choledochoscopy in the diagnosis and management of biliary tract diseases.

@article{Siddique1999TheRO,
  title={The role of choledochoscopy in the diagnosis and management of biliary tract diseases.},
  author={Iqbal Siddique and J S Galati and Victor Ankoma-Sey and Robert Paul Wood and Choichiro Ozaki and H. P. Monsour and Isaac L. Raijman},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          67-73
        }
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis and management of biliary tract disorders in certain cases may be incomplete without direct visualization of the bile ducts. METHODS We report our experience of 61 choledochoscopies (33 women, 27 men, mean age 44.6 years). Twenty patients had previously undergone orthotopic liver transplantation. All except two choledochoscopies were performed via the transpapillary route. Indications included suspected large bile duct stones in 18 patients, anastomotic strictures in… CONTINUE READING

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