Transcholedochal cholecystolithotomy for a variant of Mirizzi's syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Obstruction of the common bile duct by impaction of a gallstone in the neck or the cystic duct of the gallbladder results into repeated attacks of cholangitis (Mirizzi's syndrome). In suspected cases preoperative diagnosis can be made by ultrasonography and cholangiography. We report two patients of a variant of Mirizzi's syndrome. The common bile duct was obstructed by a stone impacted in the neck and causing extrinsic compression from behind. Ultrasonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography diagnosed the condition as common bile duct stone in both the cases. The anomaly could be diagnosed only after choledochotomy. Stones were retrieved by transcholedochal cholecystolithotomy--an innovative surgical procedure for this variant of Mirizzi's syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kacker, LK; Ravindra, KV; Sikora, SS; Kapoor, VK; Kaushik, SP

Published Date

  • April 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 7831714

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0250-636X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • India