Removal of large and small biliary duct stones

S Murthy Tadavarthy, Joseph Klugman, Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, Frode Laerum, Kurt Amplatz

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Large biliary stones of 2.0 cm size are difficult to extract with the catheter basket technique of Burhenne. A special four-wire snare basket was made and the T-tube tract was dilated to 26 French in order to extract large stones. A new technique of flushing and aspiration was used to extract small stones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 1981


  • Catheters and catheterization
  • Gallbladder, calculi


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