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Spontaneous passage of common bile duct stones in jaundiced patients.

Authors
  • Lefemine, Valentina1
  • Morgan, Richard John
  • 1 Department of General Surgery, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
10
Issue
2
Pages
209–213
Identifiers
PMID: 21459730
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

CBD stones pass spontaneously in more than half of jaundiced patients. Surgical management (laparoscopic cholecystectomy and intra-operative cholangiogram, with willingness to perform CBD exploration if positive) allows the avoidance of CBD intervention in these patients.

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