Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts

Gallbladder nonneoplastic


Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Minor changes: 30 December 2020

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PubMed Search: Choledocholithiasis gallbladder[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Choledocholithiasis. website. Accessed September 21st, 2021.
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
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