Percutaneous removal of small gallstones-in vitro comparison of baskets

G. D. Rubin, G. R. Wittich, R. M. Walter, D. C. Swanson

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Abstract

A variety of basket designs are available for percutaneous treatment of gallstones, though no systematic evaluation of their relative performance has been made. We evaluated the efficiency of two commercially available baskets and two prototype baskets to remove small stones from a simulated gallbladder in vitro. Best results were achieved with a prototype basket made of the nickle-titanium alloy Nitinol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Radiology
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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