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JSLS. 2013 Apr-Jun;17(2):330-2. doi: 10.4293/108680813X13654754534350.

Endoclip migration into the common bile duct with stone formation: a rare complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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  • 1Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. drsukantaray@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Endoclip migration into the common bile duct after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a rare complication. Very few cases have been reported in the literature, mostly in the form of case reports.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We report a case of Endoclip migration into the bile duct with stone formation 6 y after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient presented with recurrent abdominal pain and intermittent jaundice for 6 mo. Diagnosis was suspected when a computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a metallic density artifact in the lower end of the bile duct. The diagnosis was confirmed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The patient was successfully managed by endoscopic stone and clip removal.

DISCUSSION:

Endoclip migration with biliary complications should be considered in the differential diagnosis of postcholecystectomy problems. The clinical manifestations and management are similar to that of noniatrogenic choledocholithiasis.

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PMCID:
PMC3771804
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