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A 50-year-old male asked:

Is ercp an effective procedure to remove a single 9 mm cbd stone? will this procedure restore complete bile flow? the doc said i need no stent to be placed, just a normal ercp will be enough to remove the stone. just want to know will it be enough?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 41 years experience
Yes, an ERCP can remove the stone and restore the flow of bile. It is hard to tell ahead of time if a stent will be needed. That will probably be decided during the ERCP by the performing physician.
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