Endoscopic Papillary Large Balloon Dilation (EPLBD)
Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD) combined with endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) was introduced to facilitate the removal of large or difficult bile duct stones. Several studies have reported that this technique is safe and effective in patients with large bile duct stones without an increased risk of severe pancreatitis or bile duct perforation. In addition, it appears to decrease procedure time and fluoroscopy time and reduce the need for mechanical lithotripsy. Further evaluation and standardization of the method are required.
KeywordsEndoscopic papillary large balloon dilation EPLBD EST Bile duct stone Large balloon
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