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First use of a scoring balloon to perform Oddi sphincteroplasty for biliary stones.

Authors
  • Coppola, Andrea1
  • Piacentino, Filippo1
  • Macchi, Edoardo1
  • Marchi, Giuseppe De1
  • Ierardi, Anna Maria2
  • Carrafiello, Gianpaolo2
  • Fontana, Federico1
  • 1 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, ASST Sette Laghi, University of Insubria, Varese (Andrea Coppola, Filippo Piacentino, Edoardo Macchi, Giuseppe De Marchi, Federico Fontana).
  • 2 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan (Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello), Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
416–418
Identifiers
DOI: 10.20524/aog.2019.0380
PMID: 31263365
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Balloon sphincteroplasty is a well-known procedure for the treatment of biliary stones. Scoring balloons are characterized by rigid tangential elements that provide focal force, achieving a greater pressure than normal balloons. We report the first (to our knowledge) use of a scoring balloon to perform sphincteroplasty in 4 cases of elderly people presenting with symptomatic choledocholithiasis. In all cases we achieved complete common bile duct clearing with good symptom relief. No procedural complications were observed.

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