Miscellaneous nontumor

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 February 2018, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Choledocholithiasis gallbladder[TI]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Choledocholithiasis. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Stones in common bile duct
  • 40% of common bile duct stones are brown stones, usually associated with recurrent pyogenic cholangitis and older age (J Int Med Res 2009;37:1220)
  • Primary: originate in common bile duct
  • Secondary: originate in gallbladder
  • ERCP (95% sensitive and specific), ultrasound is only 50% sensitive
Case reports