Journal article

Endoscopic sphincterotomy with sphincteroplasty for the management of choledocholithiasis: a single-centre experience

Simon Ho, Daniel Rayzan, Adrian Fox, George Kalogeropoulos, Sean Mackay, Sayed Hassen, Simon Banting, Richard Cade

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Balloon dilatation of the ampulla at endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is increasingly utilized in the management of large bile duct stones. The aim of this study was to review and compare the outcomes of using endoscopic sphincterotomy with endoscopic balloon dilatation (sphincteroplasty) in a combined approach as a single-stage (immediate) or a two-stage procedure (delayed). METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records for all patients undergoing ERCP and balloon dilatation for choledocholithiasis between January 2010 and December 2012 was undertaken. Outcomes measured included patient demographics, stone size, degree of dilatation performed, success o..

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