Endoscopic stenting for long-term treatment of large bile duct stones: 2- to 5-year follow-up

P B Cotton, A Forbes, J W Leung, L Dineen

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Abstract

Seventeen elderly and high risk patients with large bile duct stones, who were treated by endoscopic insertion of a stent when attempts at stone extraction failed, are reported. In a follow-up of 2 to 5 years (median, 39 months), only two have so far required surgery for biliary sepsis and five have already died from other causes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1987

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Endoscopes
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male

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