Treatment of common bile duct stones following failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Geldigitti I. T., Karahan S. R., Adas G., Koc B., Gurbuz E., Ozsoy A.

CHIRURGIA-ITALY, vol.34, no.2, pp.72-78, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0394-9508.20.05122-0
  • Journal Name: CHIRURGIA-ITALY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-78
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Choledocholithiasis is a frequently encountered pathology. Mostly utilized methods for treating elective common bile duct stones (CBDS) are endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), laparoscopic and open common bile duct exploration (LCBDE and OCBDE, respectively). Our aim was to compare LCBDE and OCBDE following failed ERCP, in aspect of safety and efficacy among non-septic patients with CBD stones aged 18 years or older.