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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Authors

Bernard Schuman

Abstract

Endoscopic papillotomy is a non-operadve technique used to manage choledocholithiasis and papillary stenosis. Considerable experience in Europe and initial results in a few medical centers in the United States indicate that it is effective and safe. Six papillotomy procedures were performed at Henry Ford Hospital without complication, and with a successful outcome in five. Endoscopic papillotomy is the procedure of choice for retained common bile duct stones less than 2 cm in diameter.

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