Feasibility of endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation to remove difficult stones in patients with nondilated distal bile ducts
Julio Carlos Pereira Lima, Giusepe Saifert Moresco, Ivan David Arciniegas Sanmartin, Isabela Contin, Guilherme Pereira-Lima, Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Division, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre/Santa Casa Hospital, Porto Alegre 90020-090, RS, Brazil
Guilherme Watte, Stephan Altmayer, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90619-900, RS, Brazil
Carlos Eduardo Oliveira dos Santos, Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Santa Casa Hospital, Bagé 96400-130, RS, Brazil
Author contributions: Pereira Lima JC, Saifert Moresco G, Sanmartin IDA, Contin I, Pereira-Lima G, Watte G, Altmayer S, Oliveira dos Santos CE, have been involved equally and have read and approved the final manuscript; Pereira Lima JC, Saifert Moresco G, Sanmartin IDA, Contin I, Pereira-Lima G, Watte G, Altmayer S, Oliveira dos Santos CE meet the criteria for authorship established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and verify the validity of the results reported.
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Corresponding author: Julio Carlos Pereira Lima, FASGE, MD, MSc, PhD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Division, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre/Santa Casa Hospital, Rua Professor Annes Dias, 295, Porto Alegre 90020-090, RS, Brazil. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 21, 2022
Peer-review started: January 21, 2022
First decision: April 19, 2022
Revised: May 10, 2022
Accepted: June 24, 2022
Article in press: June 24, 2022
Published online: July 16, 2022