First use of a scoring balloon to perform Oddi sphincteroplasty for biliary stones.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, ASST Sette Laghi, University of Insubria, Varese (Andrea Coppola, Filippo Piacentino, Edoardo Macchi, Giuseppe De Marchi, Federico Fontana).
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan (Anna Maria Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello), Italy.
- Published Article
Annals of gastroenterology
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
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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