Flow Chart for the Treatment of CBDS and Critical Comparison of Techniques

  • David Martin
  • Ian Martin


The most common techniques for the treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones have been outlined in detail in the preceding four chapters. In this chapter we evaluate the published evidence for these techniques and provide conclusions with clinical validity for practicing physicians. We have summarised these findings with the use of a flow diagram (Fig. 27.1) for quick reference to help guide evidence-and expertise-based management.


Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone Endoscopic Sphincterotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Martin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ian Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Upper GI SurgeryConcord and Royal Prince Alfred HospitalsSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Cochrane Hepato-Biliary GroupCopenhagen Trial UnitCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Upper GI SurgeryPrincess Alexandra HospitalBrisbaneAustralia

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