Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation: guidelines for pursuing zero mortality.
Dong Ki Lee ; Jung Woo Han
Clinical Endoscopy, Vol.45(3) : 299~304, 2012
Since endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD) is used to treat benign disease and as a substitute for conventional methods, such as endoscopic sphincterotomy plus endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy, we should aim for zero mortality. This review defines EPLBD and suggests guidelines for its use based on a review of published articles and our large-scale multicenter retrospective review.