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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2015; 21(2): 609-615
Published online Jan 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i2.609
Intraoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography: A useful tool in the hands of the hepatobiliary surgeon
Ayman El Nakeeb, Ahmad M Sultan, Emad Hamdy, Ehab El Hanafy, Ehab Atef, Tarek Salah, Ahmed A El Geidie, Tharwat Kandil, Mohamed El Shobari, Gamal El Ebidy
Ayman El Nakeeb, Ahmad M Sultan, Emad Hamdy, Ehab El Hanafy, Ehab Atef, Tarek Salah, Tharwat Kandil, Mohamed El Shobari, Gamal El Ebidy, Ahmed A ElGeidie, Gastroenterology surgical center, Mansoura University, Daqahlia 35516, Egypt
Author contributions: El Nakeeb A and El Shobari M designed the research; El Nakeeb A, Sultan AM, Hamdy E, El Hanafy E, Atef E, Salah T, El Geidie AA, Kandil T, El Shobari M and El Ebidy G performed the research; El Nakeeb A, El Shobari M analyzed the data; El Nakeeb A and Sultan AM wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Ayman El Nakeeb, Associate Professor of General Surgery, Gastroenterology Surgical Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Daqahlia 35516, Egypt.
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Received: May 16, 2014
Peer-review started: May 16, 2014
First decision: June 18, 2014
Revised: June 22, 2014
Accepted: August 28, 2014
Article in press: August 28, 2014
Published online: January 14, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The incidence of common bile duct stones (CBDS) in patents with gall bladder stones (GS) varies between 7% and 20%. Management of CBDS is changing with advances in endoscopic techniques in many regards. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard in treating GS. This has created controversies in the management of CBDS. The hepatobiliary surgeon should be trained in endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography as the third hand to expand his field of therapeutic options.