Managing Complex Bile Duct Stones using a Basket, by Doug Adler, MD
Dr. Doug Adler discusses the options for biliary stone management. Cannulation and scope technique while advancing the retrieval basket over the guidewire is demonstrated. Sizing the retrieval basket and the importance of having a range of available sizes for managing biliary stones is discussed. A biliary stone capturing technique using a retrieval basket is demonstrated. Mechanical lithotripsy and the option of using a balloon dilation gun for removing biliary stones is explained. Addresses managing procedural complications when using a retrieval basket to remove biliary stones.