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Management of Choledocholithiasis

  • Joel VanderVelde
  • Ross F. GoldbergEmail author
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Abstract

Choledocholithiasis is a common disease requiring surgical management. Initial presentation includes right upper quadrant pain and laboratory values showing a cholestatic pattern. Abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic study used initially that has high sensitivity. Management should focus on removing the stone from the common bile duct whether by endoscopic or operative means and a cholecystectomy to prevent recurrence.

Keywords

Common bile duct ERCP MRCP Cholecystectomy Common bile duct exploration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMaricopa Integrated Health SystemPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Creighton University School of MedicinePhoenixUSA
  3. 3.University of Arizona College of Medicine – PhoenixPhoenixUSA

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