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Adjuncts to Common Bile Duct Exploration

  • Vimal K. Narula
  • Mazen R. Al-Mansour
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Abstract

Various adjuncts to common bile duct exploration exist, including biliary drains, stents, papillary balloon dilation, and sphincterotomy. These adjuncts will be reviewed in detail, with a discussion of techniques, outcomes, and potential complications. A proper understanding and utilization of these adjuncts will help increase the chance of success in difficult or unusual cases of choledocholithiasis.

Keywords

Biliary drains Stents Papillary balloon dilation Sphincterotomy T-tube Internal-external biliary drain Nasobiliary drain Endoscopic stents Plastic biliary stent Metal biliary stent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General and Gastrointestinal SurgeryThe Ohio State University/Wexner Medical CenterColumbusUSA

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