ENDOSCOPIC REMOVAL OF RETAINED COMMON BILE DUCT STONES IN PATIENTS WITH T-TUBE IN SITU IN THE EARLY POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD
OKTAY TEKESİN, NADİR YÖNETÇİ, GALİP ERSÖZ, HANEFİ ÇAVUŞOĞLU
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Gastroenteroloji Kliniği, Bornova/İZMİR
We report the results of endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) in 20 patients with retained common bile duct stones and a T tube in situ. Endoscopic stone extraction was successful in 18 patients (90 percent). There was one procedure related complication (a cause of self-limited pancreatitis). This method is effective and safe in the early postoperative period. It has advantages in shortening hospital stay and rapid treatment during the same admission as for the original operation.
Keywords: CHOLECYSTECTOMY, ENDOSCOPIC SPHINCTEROTOMY, RETAINED BILE DUCT STONES