Cholelithiasis with Choledocholithiasis

  • Samuel M. Maurice
  • Shishir K. Maithel
  • Benjamin E. Schneider
  • John Morgan Cosgrove
  • James K. Fullerton
  • Gary C. Vitale

Stones in the common duct complicate minimal access management of cholelithiasis. Before the laparoscopic era, open common duct exploration at the time of cholecystectomy was the procedure of choice. In the current era, common duct stones may be managed endoscopically (by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP]) or laparoscopically; ERCP management can occur before, after, or even during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This chapter explores several alternatives and preferences. A slightly different scenario was discussed in Chapter 5, which discussed gallstone pancreatitis.


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel M. Maurice
    • 1
  • Shishir K. Maithel
    • 2
  • Benjamin E. Schneider
    • 3
  • John Morgan Cosgrove
    • 4
  • James K. Fullerton
    • 5
  • Gary C. Vitale
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  4. 4.Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center/Albert Einstein CollegeBronxUSA
  5. 5.Springfield ClinicSpringfieldUSA
  6. 6.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Louisville School of MedicineLouisvilleUSA

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