The use of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) in the therapy of biliary cholesterinic lithiasis

G. Gandini, L. Bonardi, F. Cesarani, S. Gabasio, E. Juliani, D. Regge, D. Righi, G. Verme

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Abstract

Fifteen patients with cholesterol, or mixed cholesterol stones of the intra- and extrahepatic bile duets have been treated with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Patients underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy followed by local injection of the solvent through an external-biliary drainage catheter. Complete stone dissolution was obtained in 12 patients, while in the remaining 3 it was necessary to perform further mechanical manoeuvres. Check-up performed at discharge and after 1-3 months from end of treatment proved the absence of complications and of stone relapse. Four patients who agreed to undergo ERCP 8-18 months after MTBE treatment showed no stone recurrence, no iatrogenic strictures and no duodenal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-157
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Interventional Radiology
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Lithiasis
Cholesterol
Endoscopic Sphincterotomy
Recurrence
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Therapeutics
Bile
Ether
Drainage
Pathologic Constriction
Catheters
Injections
methyl tert-butyl ether

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Gandini, G., Bonardi, L., Cesarani, F., Gabasio, S., Juliani, E., Regge, D., ... Verme, G. (1988). The use of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) in the therapy of biliary cholesterinic lithiasis. Journal of Interventional Radiology, 3(4), 150-157.

The use of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) in the therapy of biliary cholesterinic lithiasis. / Gandini, G.; Bonardi, L.; Cesarani, F.; Gabasio, S.; Juliani, E.; Regge, D.; Righi, D.; Verme, G.

In: Journal of Interventional Radiology, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1988, p. 150-157.

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Gandini, G, Bonardi, L, Cesarani, F, Gabasio, S, Juliani, E, Regge, D, Righi, D & Verme, G 1988, 'The use of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) in the therapy of biliary cholesterinic lithiasis', Journal of Interventional Radiology, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 150-157.
Gandini, G. ; Bonardi, L. ; Cesarani, F. ; Gabasio, S. ; Juliani, E. ; Regge, D. ; Righi, D. ; Verme, G. / The use of methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) in the therapy of biliary cholesterinic lithiasis. In: Journal of Interventional Radiology. 1988 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 150-157.
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