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Intervention Protocol

Surgical versus endoscopic treatment of bile duct stones

  1. D Vernon,
  2. J Jobling,
  3. J Toouli

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 23 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003327


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Vernon D, Jobling J, Toouli J. Surgical versus endoscopic treatment of bile duct stones (Protocol). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003327. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003327.

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*Mr David Roy Vernon, Consultant Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Rotorua Hospital, c/- Dept of Surgery, Rotorua Hospital, Pukeroa St, Private Bag 3023, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND. drv@xtra.co.nz; david.vernon@lakesdhb.govt.nz.

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  1. Published Online: 23 OCT 2001

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

In four separate analyses, our objectives are:

1. To compare open cholecystectomy and BDS extraction versus ERCP/ES.

2. To compare laparoscopic surgical versus endoscopic BDS clearance in patients who have previously had cholecystectomy, i.e., primary or retained BDS.

3. To compare pre-operative ERCP/ES versus laparoscopic BDS clearance in patients who presented for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

4. To compare laparoscopic versus post-operative ERCP/ES BDS clearance in patients who were found to have BDS at laparoscopic cholecystectomy.