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Giant common bile duct stone

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Bile duct stones, which obstruct the common bile duct, potentially result in complications, such as acute cholangitis and pancreatitis. We present a case involving a patient with normal liver function tests from whom we removed a giant common bile duct stone measuring 7.5 centimeters × 4.0 centimeters × 4.0 centimeters. Postoperatively recurrent common bile duct stones were observed and removed with an endoscopic maneuver in the three-year follow-up period. Recurrent bile duct stones are frequently reported in the case of large size of stones or multiple stones. Surgical treatment may then be considered as a first-line treatment in cases of recurrent common bile duct stones. When an endoscopic or surgical approach is used for the treatment of giant common bile duct stones, careful observation is of the utmost importance and treatment innovations may be necessary.
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24 - 11 - 2011
  • Department of Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, 425-707, Republic of Korea
  • Department of Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, 425-707, Republic of Korea
  • Department of Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, 425-707, Republic of Korea
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