A new type of endoscope is said to be able to remove gallstones (pictured), reducing the need for gallbladder removals
The new endoscope, which is said to be able to remove gallstones, reducing the need for gallbladder removals
When someone has gallstones, treatment typically involves the removal of their gallbladder. This is usually done laparoscopically, in a procedure known as a cholecystectomy. A group of scientists from the Second People's Hospital of Panyu District and Central South University in China, however, have created an endoscope that they say is able to locate and remove gallstones while leaving the gallbladder intact.
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