Peroral Cholangioscopy with Intracorporeal Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy for Choledocholithiasis

Lee J. Hixson, M. Brian Fennerty, Philip E. Jaffee, James H. Pulju, Steven L. Palley

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Abstract

Five patients with choledocholithiasis refractory to standard extraction methods after endoscopic sphincterotomy underwent peroral cholangioscopy with the “mother‐daughter” endoscopy system. Electrohydraulic lithotripsy of nine stones was performed successfully and without complication, other than minor transient bleeding in one patient. The outer sheath of the “daughter scope” sustained a linear burn in one instance. This method of stone fragmentation is a useful adjunct to achieve ductal clearance in difficult cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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