Percutaneous intracorporeal lithotripsy of biliary calculi.


Journal Article

The standard management for patients presenting with bile duct calculi is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy with stone retrieval. In failed cases and for intrahepatic duct stones, there are a number of non-operative alternative extraction methods. We describe two cases of percutaneous intracorporeal lithotripsy for biliary calculi and review the literature regarding the indications, complications and success rate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoang, JK; Little, AF; Clarke, A

Published Date

  • December 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • B324 - B327

PubMed ID

  • 17991097

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17991097

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-8461

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2007.01787.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia