Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Australas Radiol. 1996 Aug;40(3):221-2.

Common bile duct stones in non-dilated bile ducts? An ultrasound study.

Author information

1
St George Laparoscopy Research Institute, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

In a consecutive series of 870 patients having cholecystectomy performed by the laparoscopic technique in a single surgical unit, prospective data collection has permitted analysis of the relationship between common bile duct (CBD) diameter, as measured pre-operatively by ultrasound (US) examination, and the frequency of CBD stones. Overall, 85 patients (9.8%) have been shown to have CBD stones; the interval frequency for CBD size 0-4, 4.1-6, 6.1-8, 8.1-10 and > 10 mm, was 3.9, 9.4, 28, 32 and 50%, respectively. Because most patients have small ducts (736 with CBD size < 6.1 mm) almost half (42) of those with CBD stones came from this group. In reporting CBD size as "not dilated', radiologists should remind clinicians that this does not equate with "no CBD stones'.

PMID:
8826721
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center