Incidence and significance of primary stones of the common bile duct in choledocholithiasis.


To assess the significance of primary common bile duct stones as an index predisposing to recurrent choledocholithiasis, 522 patients who underwent choledochotomy are presented in this study for further discussion. There was an association of primary common bile duct stones with bile infection, with an increased incidence of anaerobes in bile cultures and… (More)


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