Comparison of Papillary Balloon Dilatation Vs.Sphincterotomy for Lithotripsy in Difficult Sphincterotomy or Distal CBD Tapering
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00329888|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2006 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 25, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2006
Compare endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation vs. endoscopic sphincterotomy for bile duct stones in:
- when sphincterotomy is difficult (periampullary diverticulum, prior sphincterotomy or Billroth II anastomosis)
- when there is distal CBD tapering.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Choledocholithiasis||Procedure: Endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation Procedure: Endoscopic sphincterotomy|
Endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation is an alternative to endoscopic sphincterotomy for treating bile duct stones:
- easier and as effective. But...
- a higher risk of pancreatitis.
Conditions including periampullary diverticulum, prior EST, Billroth-II anastomosis, or distal CBD tapering pose difficulty in EST and lithotripsy with increased risk of complications.
Whether EPBD or EST is superior in efficacy or safety under such circumstances is not clear.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Observational Model:||Defined Population|
|Observational Model:||Natural History|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Endoscopic Papillary Balloon Dilatation and Sphincterotomy for CBD Stones With Difficult Sphincterotomy or Distal CBD Tapering|
|Study Start Date :||March 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00329888
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei City, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Wei Chih Liao, MD.||National Taiwan University Hospital|