Residual stones in the common bile duct: Critical analysis following 2, 700 consecutive cholecystectomies

Raphael Reiss, Alexander A. Deutsch, Haim Gutman, Israel Nudelman

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Abstract

A follow-up of 2.700 cholecystectomies disclosed 33 cases of residual stones (1.2%). A significant decrease in the rate of residual stones occurred in the last 2 years of the study (0.4%). Most residual stones occurred in patients with multiple choledochal stones found during the primary procedure. Since 1980 all residual stones were treated by percutaneous or endoscopic techniques, without mortality. Diminishing risks of treatment for residual stones following cholecystectomy significantly increase the cost:benefit ratio of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Surgery
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Common bile duct
  • Residual stones

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