Table 2 |
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Results of bile duct clearance after large-balloon dilation | |||
LBD alone (n = 62) | EST plus LBD (n = 69) | P value | |
Diameter of inflated balloon (mm) | 15.9 ± 2.3 (12-20) | 16.2 ± 2.5 (12-20) | 0.444 |
Complete stone removal irrespective of whether ML was used, no. (%) | 60 (96.8) | 66 (95.7) | 0.738 |
Complete stone removal without ML, no. (%) | 50 (80.6) | 51 (73.9) | 0.360 |
LBD: Large-balloon dilation; EST: Endoscopic sphincterotomy; ML: Mechanical lithotripsy.
Continuous variables are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (range).
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