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Iyad Khamaysi, Eisa Hajj
Keywords : Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, Fractured Dormia Basket, Rescue
Citation Information : Khamaysi I, Hajj E. Rescuing the Rescuer: Fractured Dormia Basket and a Second Basket Rescue Technique. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2020; 10 (1):45-46.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-06-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Mechanical lithotripsy is one of the well-known rescue methods for impacted common bile duct (CBD) stones. A fractured Dormia basket with a captured stone is an unusual complication and poses a special management problem. In the past, surgical intervention was the standard method. Various nonsurgical techniques have been reported. If the impaction is at the level of the papilla, extending the sphincterotomy might be sufficient. Stent insertion, endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, endoscopic laser lithotripsy, and transhepatic choledochoscopic lithotripsy have all been reported. In this case, we used a second basket, which is readily available and less expensive, as a rescue technique.
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