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Cholecystocholedocholithiasis: Two-stage Treatment

  • Mario Morino
  • Alberto Arezzo

Abstract

Choledocholithiasis, literally the presence of gallstones in the common bile duct (CBD), occurs in 15–20% of patients with cholecystolithiasis. The majority of gallstones are believed to form in the gallbladder where they pass into the CBD via the cystic duct. CBD stones (CBDS) can also be found in patients who have an apparently normal gallbladder; such patients represent about 10% of those with choledocholithiasis. In addition, approximately 5% of patients who have undergone a cholecystectomy have retained or recurrent stones [1].

Keywords

Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Morino
    • 1
  • Alberto Arezzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery CentreUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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