Endoscopic stenting for long-term treatment of large bile duct stones: 2- to 5-year follow-up

Gastrointest Endosc. 1987 Dec;33(6):411-2. doi: 10.1016/s0016-5107(87)71675-7.


Seventeen elderly and high risk patients with large bile duct stones, who were treated by endoscopic insertion of a stent when attempts at stone extraction failed, are reported. In a follow-up of 2 to 5 years (median, 39 months), only two have so far required surgery for biliary sepsis and five have already died from other causes.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cholelithiasis / therapy*
  • Endoscopes*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male