Biliary stone extraction

Chapter

Abstract

  • Bile duct stones are a common clinical scenario and their frequency may increase in the future given the rise in gallstones linked to the obesity epidemic. Over the last decade, improved therapeutic tools have been developed which have enhanced the overall success and safety of stone extraction. In some situations, mechanical lithotripsy may be required. Rarely will surgery be required for stone removal.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783805593083
  • Start Page

  • 337
  • End Page

  • 344
  • Volume

  • 27