Percutaneous transhepatic gallstone removal by needle tract

C. T. Dotter, M. K. Bilbao, R. M. Katon

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A percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram tract was used to visualize a large stone in the common duct; following the tract's dilation, the stone was crushed and partially removed. Fragments were flushed and also passed spontaneously into the duodenum. The approach described offerd a feasible alternative to surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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