Percutaneous removal of residual biliary tract stones: review of 43 cases

B I Choi, H S Kang, J H Park, M C Han
1984 Journal of the Korean Radiological Society  
Percutaneous extraction of residual biliary tract stones through T-tube tract was established as a successful and generally accepted radiologic procedure in patients with post-operative retained stones. Percutaneous removal of residual stones was performed in 43 patients at the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital from November, 1982 to August, 19 84 . The results were as follows: 1. Location of residual stones are intrahepatic in 29 cases (67 .4%) extrahepatic in 11
more » ... ahepatic in 11 cases (25.6%) and combined in 3 cases. 2. Number of residual biliary stones was single in 14 cases and 2 to 10 stones in 17 ιases. 12 patients had more than 10 stones. 3. Success rate was 100% in extrahepatic stones and 68.9% in intrahepat ic stones. Overall success rate was 76.7%. 4. There was no significant complication of this method.
doi:10.3348/jkrs.1984.20.4.726 fatcat:vpoe6p6bjzephcn3m6qnwtawgi