Primary common duct stones.

  title={Primary common duct stones.},
  author={P C Saharia and G D Zuidema and John L. Cameron},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={185 5},
Thirty patients were identified as having primary common duct stones. Criteria for diagnosis included at least a two year symptom free interval following cholecystectomy; soft, light brown stones or sludge present in the common duct; and the absence of a long cystic duct remnant or a biliary stricture from the previous surgery. The average age of the 30 patients was 66 years. The interval between cholecystectomy and the diagnosis of primary common duct stones averaged 12 years. Acute… CONTINUE READING


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