Twelve retained common bile duct (CBD) stones were successfully removed in three patients after percutaneous transhepatic dilatation of the lower end of CBD and ampulla. The calculi were pushed into the duodenum with the help of a partially dilated balloon without any significant complication. In one patient, the stone could not be pushed down despite double balloon dilatation. This procedure may be practised as an alternative to surgery or endoscopic sphincterotomy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- common bile duct
- percutaneous dilation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging