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Reply to Sachan and Mandavdhare
  1. Sana Fatima Memon1,
  2. Nitin Jagtap2,
  3. D Nageshwar Reddy3
  1. 1Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
  2. 2Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
  3. 3Asian Healthcare Foundation, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nitin Jagtap, Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad 500082, India; docnits13{at}gmail.com

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We thank Drs Sachan and Mandavdhare for their comments.1 2 First, there was no significant difference between endosonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) arms regarding the timing of cholecystectomy. In the EUS arm, 44, 49 and 14 patients underwent cholecystectomy within 2 weeks, 4 weeks and beyond 4 weeks, respectively, after randomisation; while in the MRCP arm, 47, 53 and 9 patients underwent cholecystectomy within 2 weeks, 4 weeks and beyond 4 weeks, respectively after randomisation (p=0.515). We agree about the chances of slipping …

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  • Contributors Data collection and/or processing, analysis and interpretation, manuscript writing: SFM. Manuscript writing and critiical review: NJ and DNR. Final approval: All authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.