The Effect of Periampullary Diverticulum on the Outcome of Bile Duct Stone Treatment with Endoscopic Papillary Large Balloon Dilation

Ji Won Lee, Jung Ho Kim, Yeon Suk Kim, Hyun Seok Choi, Ju Seung Kim, Seok Hoo Jeong, Min Su Ha, Yang Suh Ku, Yun Soo Kim, Ju Hyun Kim
2011 Korean Journal of Gastroenterology  
Background/Aims: Periampullary diverticulum (PAD) causes difficulty in the extraction of common bile duct (CBD) stones with conventional endoscopic therapy. Our study was designed to evaluate the effect of PAD on endoscopic large balloon dilation (EPLBD) with/without limited endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for CBD stone treatment. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed cases of 141 patients treated CBD stones by EPLBD with/without limited EST at Gachon Gil Medical Center from September 2008 to
more » ... eptember 2008 to February 2010. PAD were classified into three groups according to the location of the papilla and diverticulum. Clinical parameters, endoscopic parameters, and procedure outcomes were analyzed. Results: PAD were identified in 46.1% (65/141), with 23 male (35.4%) and 42 female (64.6%) and a mean age of 72.9±11.1 years. Mean diameter of the stones was 14.8±6.0 mm and mean diameter of CBD was 21.6±7.7 mm. PAD group was significantly older than control group (72.9 vs. 68.6, p=0.043) and the incidence of large stone (≥15 mm) was higher in PAD group (60.0% vs. 42.1%, p=0.034). Success rate of complete removal of stones in the first session was 32/65 patients (49.2%) and overall successful complete stone removal rates was 63/65 (96.9%). There was no significant difference between the PAD and control groups in success rate. Major complications were similar between two groups. Conclusions: PAD is associated with an increased incidence of large bile duct stones and older age. PAD seems to not increase technical failure rate or complication risk on EPLBD with/without limited EST. (Korean J Gastroenterol 2011;58:201-207)
doi:10.4166/kjg.2011.58.4.201 pmid:22042420 fatcat:7zngsohmzvezfcwkljywddiny4