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Table 3 Detection of CBD stones in patients with an alkaline phosphatase level >133 mg/dL, who underwent EUS ≤7 days and >7 days after the initial clinical presentation

From: Diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasonography in patients with intermediate or high likelihood of choledocholithiasis: a retrospective study from one university-based endoscopy center

  No CBD stone detected (n = 65) CBD stone detected (n = 28) p value
Alkaline phosphatase level >133 mg/dL and EUS ≤7 days after presentation (n = 17) 7 10 0.29
Alkaline phosphatase level >133 mg/dL and EUS >7 days after presentation (n = 25) 14 11 0.01*
  1. CBD common bile duct, EUS endoscopic ultrasonography.