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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and DissolutionTherapy of Gallbladder Stones: Results of the First Year Using the Dornier GM1

  • H. Wenzel
  • L. Greiner
  • C. Jakobeit

Abstract

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was applied to 219 patients with gallbladder stones under a strict protocol. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDC) and chenodeoxycholic acid (CDC) were administered concomitantly.

Laboratory abnormalities were minimal following treatment although 2.7% of patients developed biliary pancreatitis and another 1.4% of patients developed symptomatic cystic duct obstruction and cholecystitis.

Stone-free rates increased progressively during follow-up with zero to 83% of patients becoming stone free ten to 13 months following treatment, depending upon the initial stone burden treated.

Keywords

Common Bile Duct Stone Ursodeoxycholic Acid Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Chenodeoxycholic Acid Biliary Pancreatitis 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Wenzel
    • 1
  • L. Greiner
    • 1
  • C. Jakobeit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyFerdinand-Sauerbruch-Klinikum (Municipal Hospital)Wuppertal 1West Germany

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