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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
common bile duct gallstones

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Description

Choledocholithiasis is a condition in which gallstones become lodged in the common bile duct, which is the tube that carries bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine. The stones can block the flow of bile, leading to inflammation and infection of the bile ducts. Symptoms of choledocholithiasis include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, and jaundice. Treatment typically involves removing the gallstones through a procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the stones.

Synonyms
  • choledocholithiasis
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