Sci Rep 2020 07 10;10(1):11477. Epub 2020 Jul 10.
Department of Gastroenterological Endoscopy, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, 222 Zhongshan road, Xigang district, Dalian, 116011, Liaoning, China.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of various methods we applied to decrease the influence of periampullary diverticula (PAD) on the success rate and complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones, we enrolled patients with CBD stones who had been treated by ERCP in our hospital between January 2015 and December 2018. According to the presence of PAD, the patients were divided into a PAD group and a non-PAD group. The rate of complete stone removal in the first session, the rate of overall stone removal, the frequency of application of mechanical lithotripsy, and procedure-related complications, including bleeding, hyperamylasemia, pancreatitis, perforation, and infection of biliary tract were recorded. Read More