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Design and application of a new series of gallbladder endoscopes that facilitate gallstone removal without gallbladder excision

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4 Author(s)
Chiao, Tie ; The Second People''s Hospital of Panyu District, Panyu, Guangzhou 511470, People''s Republic of China ; Huang, Wan-Chao ; Luo, Xiao-Bing ; Zhang, Yang-De

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In recent years, some Chinese doctors have proposed a new concept, gallstone removal without gallbladder excision, along with transition of the medical model. As there is no specialized endoscope for gallstone removal without gallbladder excision, we designed and produced a new series of gallbladder endoscopes and accessories that have already been given a Chinese invention patent (No. ZL200810199041.2). The design of these gallbladder endoscopes was based on the anatomy and physiology of the gallbladder, characteristics of gallbladder disease, ergonomics, and industrial design. This series of gallbladder endoscopes underwent clinical trials in two hospitals appointed by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The clinical trials showed that surgeries of gallstones, gallbladder polyps, and cystic duct calculus could be smoothly performed with these products. In summary, this series of gallbladder endoscopes is safe, reliable, and effective for gallstone removal without gallbladder excision. This note comprehensively introduces the research and design of this series of gallbladder endoscopes.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:83 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 2012

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