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Surgical versus endoscopic treatment of bile duct stones

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Surgical versus endoscopic treatment of bile duct stones
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003327.pub4
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Dasari, Bobby VM, Tan, Chuan Jin, Gurusamy, Kurinchi Selvan, Martin, David J, Kirk, Gareth, McKie, Lloyd, Diamond, Tom, Taylor, Mark A


Between 10% to 18% of people undergoing cholecystectomy for gallstones have common bile duct stones. Treatment of the bile duct stones can be conducted as open cholecystectomy plus open common bile duct exploration or laparoscopic cholecystectomy plus laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LC + LCBDE) versus pre- or post-cholecystectomy endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in two stages, usually combined with either sphincterotomy (commonest) or sphincteroplasty (papillary dilatation) for common bile duct clearance. The benefits and harms of the different approaches are not known.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 1%
Peru 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 190 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 32 16%
Student > Postgraduate 25 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 13%
Other 25 13%
Student > Master 23 12%
Other 69 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 133 67%
Unspecified 27 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 5%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Other 15 8%