Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Seventeen patients underwent treatment for retained common bile duct stones. In 7 patients the stones were removed via a T-tube tract using steerable catheters while 5 patients underwent ERCP and sphincterotomy and 5 underwent surgical re-exploration. Considering morbidity, mortality, success rate and patients' stay in the hospital, non-operative modalities should be the treatment of choice for retained common bile duct stones.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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Surgery Commons

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