Endoscopic management of biliary ductal stones

Kyo Sang Yoo, Glen A. Lehman

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Abstract

Bile duct stone management has greatly changed in the past 2 decades. Open surgical techniques have mostly been replaced by transoral endoscopic techniques. Routine common bile duct stones can be managed by standard biliary endoscopic sphincterotomy and extraction. Various advanced transoral techniques can also manage most difficult ductal stones. In skilled centers, laparoscopic ductal stone management has assumed a back-up role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-227
Number of pages19
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • Biliary calculi
  • Endoscopic management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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