Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography versus surgery for choledocholithiasis - A meta-analysis.

Affiliation

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Graduate Program in Medicine: Hepatology, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Porto Alegre City Hall, Department of Health, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

There is no consensus on the best treatment option for choledocholithiasis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and common bile duct surgery (CBDS) for the treatment of choledocholithiasis.

Keywords

Bile duct surgery,Choledocholithiasis,Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography,Meta-analysis,Systematic review,