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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 49-52
Case Record

Treatment of Bile Duct Stones Endoscopically and by Extracorporeal Shock Waves

Oscar L. Koller, Richard W. Norman, Geoffrey K. Turnbull, and Michael Woolnough

Division of Gastroenterology, epartments of Medicine, Urology and Radiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Received 18 February 1988; Accepted 2 May 1988

Copyright © 1988 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Endoscopic sphi ncterotomy was performed in a 68-year-old female patient with multiple stones in the common bile duct and cholangitis. Because the extraction of all the stones was not achieved extracorporeal lithotripsy was performed. Following fragmentation all the residual stones passed spontaneously and no complication occurred.