Mirizzi Syndrome Type II: Is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Justified?

  title={Mirizzi Syndrome Type II: Is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Justified?},
  author={Darius C. Desai and Robert D. Smink},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
Mirizzi syndrome type II is an uncommon cause of obstructive jaundice caused by an inflammatory response to an impacted gallstone in Hartmann's pouch or the cystic duct with a resultant cholecystocholedochal fistula. Two cases of Mirizzi syndrome type II are presented. Clinically only one patient had jaundice and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) established a preoperative diagnosis of Mirizzi syndrome. The other patient's diagnosis of Mirizzi syndrome was made… CONTINUE READING