Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Choledocholithiasis

Kaka Renaldi(1), Fauzan Hertrisno Firman(2),


(1) Division of Gastroenterology, Pancreatobiliary, and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital
(2) Resident Internal Medicine Department, Faculty Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Tertiary Referral Hospital
Corresponding Author

Abstract


The presence of gallstones in the common biliary duct is known as choledocholithiasis. Obstructive jaundice is the main clinical manifestation, which can cause acute cholangitis characterized by fever, jaundice, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. The best diagnostic modality for choledocholithiasis is magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). The treatment of choledocholithiasis involves extraction of gallstones using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), followed by stenting, and then cholecystectomy.


Keywords


Choledocholithiasis; ERCP

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