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Criteria for Patient Selection for Extracorporeal Biliary Lithotripsy

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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Description:

Extracorporeal biliary lithotripsy is a technique which can allow some patients with gallstones to avoid open surgery. Its effectiveness depends on careful patient selection prior to the procedure. The need for this has been modified by development of modern laparoscopic techniques.

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