Choledocholitiasis. Endoskopisk behandling af 416 konsekutive patienter

Translated title of the contribution: Choledocholithiasis. Endoscopic treatment of 416 consecutive patients

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Endoscopic extraction of calculi in the common bile duct has been the treatment of choice for many years. According to international standards a stone-free common bile duct should be achieved in at least 90% of the patients and with an overall complication rate below 20%. We reviewed records of 416 patients who underwent ERC for common bile duct stones between January 1990 and January 1995. The overall success rate of achieving a common bile duct free of stones was 89.0%, and in 94.7% of the patients endoscopic treatment was definitive. The overall complication rate was 9.6% and the 30-day mortality rate was 2.2%. Our study showed that with a medical staff of four to six persons (of which two were trainees), approximately 450 ERCP-examinations per year and with a catchment area of half a million inhabitants (Funen County), it was possible to achieve acceptable results.

Translated title of the contributionCholedocholithiasis. Endoscopic treatment of 416 consecutive patients
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number45
Pages (from-to)6526-9
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2. Nov 1998


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