Stones in biliary and pancreatic ducts are entities that plague hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide every year. Symptoms can be mild (pain) to life threatening (cholangitis, severe acute pancreatitis). In the last few decades, management of these stones has transitioned from exclusively surgical to now predominantly endoscopic techniques. This article reviews the evolution of endoscopic techniques used in the management of stones in the common bile duct and pancreatic duct.
|Number of pages
|Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
|Published - Jul 2012
- Bile duct stones
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- Pancreatic duct stones
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