choledocholithiasis


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choledocholithiasis

[‚kō·lə‚däk·ə‚li′thī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
The presence of calculi in the common bile duct.
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An abdominal ultrasound showed the gall bladder to be normal with choledocholithiasis, in a dilated common bile duct measuring 1.
The patient's profile was maintained in the performa and patients found suffering from jaundice, pregnancy, coagulopathy, choledocholithiasis, portal hypertension, diabetes mellitus or any other immunosuppressive disorder were excluded from the study.
Choledochal cyst was the most common etiology seen in 9 (30%) patients followed by hilar cholangiocarcinoma and choledocholithiasis seen in 5 (16.
In a recent journal article, "Diagnosis and Management of Choledocholithiasis in the Golden Age of Imaging, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy," it was reported that 11 to 21 percent of patients with cholelithiasis have BDS at the time of surgery.
A subsequent MRI of the abdomen with contrast revealed a small rounded hypointensity in the dependent portion of the gallbladder wall that was suggestive of a gallstone, however, there was no biliary obstruction, choledocholithiasis or an obstructing pancreatic mass.
Cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis were excluded since the patient had undergone cholecystectomy in the past and the upper abdominal computed tomography did not reveal any change in the biliary tree.
The clinical diagnosis of choledocholithiasis associated with acute cholecystitis and a renal tumour were established.
Patient 4: A 93 year-old man, a merchant, with antecedents of Parkinson's disease, cholecystectomy, choledocholithiasis and intestinal obstruction by brides and pneumonia in 2007, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit on April 2th, 2009 with ten days history of fever, coughing, anorexia and weight loss.
Patients with elective admission for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, patients in sepsis who had pre-operative percutaneous drainage for the empyema gall bladder, patients with suspected choledocholithiasis and those having suspicion of growth in the gallbladder were excluded from this study.
Her past medical history included an ERCP for choledocholithiasis and hypertension.
The commonest affections of gall bladder and biliary tree included cholangitis, cholecystitis, cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis.
The main complication of this diseases is the acute cholecystitis (AC); but in the mortality structure the topping point belongs to choledocholithiasis, cholangitis, obstructive jaundice and infected biliary pancreatonecrosis.