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Endoscopic sphincterotomy was attempted on 18 patients with retained biliary stones. Endoscopy was performed within 2 weeks of the operation in 13 patients and within 3 weeks in 5 patients. A T-tube was present in 14 patients and 6 patients had multiple stones. Sphincterotomy and complete duct clearance was achieved in 17 patients (94%) and a complication (haemorrhage) occurred in one patient (6%).


Journal article


Ann R Coll Surg Engl

Publication Date





350 - 351


Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Bile Duct Diseases, Cholecystectomy, Cholelithiasis, Endoscopy, Female, Gallstones, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Postoperative Complications, Sphincterotomy, Transduodenal