This illustrated editorial’s sole aim is to promote caution. It does not mean to discourage, not in the least. Perduodenoscopic papillotomy is a confirmed improvement, for its risks are less than comparative surgery. The patient’s ease is provided for, hospitalization shorter. But it is a weighty procedure, the justification of which requires the same amount of strict care than surgery used to. Under these circumstances, the unavoidable accidents may be accepted.
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Laurent, J.-., Floquet, J., Watrin, B. et al. La papillotomie par duodénoscopie: Son intérêt dans les oddites. Ses dangers. Acta Endosc 6, 215–222 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02973890