Do not rush for surgery; stent placement may be an effective step for definitive treatment of initially unextractable common bile duct stones with ERCP


Attaallah W., Cingi A., Karpuz S., Karakus M., GÜNAL Ö.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.30, no.4, pp.1473-1479, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-015-4355-y
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1473-1479

Abstract

Endoscopically unextractable common bile duct stones may be challenging for the endoscopist. In this study, we investigated the rate of stone removal after the endoscopic insertion of a biliary stent in patients with common bile duct stones unextractable via ERCP.