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Table 1 Patients' characteristics

From: Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation alone without sphincterotomy for the treatment of large common bile duct stones

Characteristics   %
Sex (M/F) 157/90 63.6/36.4
Age (mean ± SD, years) 71.2 ± 13.5 (18-98)  
Mean size of CBD (mm) 18.1 ± 5.0 (8-40)  
Mean size of CBD stones (mm) 16.4 ± 5.2 (11-39)  
Mean number of stones 2.3 ± 1.5 (1-11)  
   (Single/Multiple) 88/159 35.6/64.4
Intact gallbladder 132/247 53.4
   (Gallbladder stones) 86  
Juxtapapillary diverticulum 121/247 49
Symptoms   
   Pain 179/247 72.5
   Fever 92/247 37.3
   Jaundice 155/247 62.8
   Pancreatitis 18/247 7.3
WBC (× 103 cu mm-1) 11.0 ± 5.7  
Platelet (× 103 cu mm-1) 205 ± 83  
AST (IU/L) 154 ± 189  
ALT (IU/L) 160 ± 169  
Alk-P (IU/L) 298 ± 232  
r-GT (IU/L) 511 ± 445  
Total bilirubin (mg/dL) 3.6 ± 3.3  
INR (international normalized ratio) 1.06 ± 0.16