Common bile duct stones

Elizabeth C. Hamilton, Daniel B. Jones

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Choledocholithiasis is a common clinical condition. Approximately 10% of patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis have common bile duct stones. While the optimal method for treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones is controversial, surgeons with advanced laparoscopic skill have numerous options, which include the following: (1)±observation, (2) postoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) sphincterotomy (S), (3) open common bile duct exploration (CBDE), (4) transcystic laparoscopic CBDE, and (5) transductal laparoscopic CBDE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030655
ISBN (Print)0824746228, 9780824746223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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