A clinical study on the presentation and management of choledocholithiasis in a tertiary care center
Author(s): Dr. Drishya Devasia, Dr. Jayanth BN and Dr. Srinath S
Background: Cholelithiasis is a common surgical problem which makes cholecystectomy one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Choledocholithiasis is most commonly a complication of gall bladder stone, necessitating additional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and adds to morbidity and mortality of gall stone disease. This study aims to determine the incidence of choledocholithiasis and the different spectrum of clinical presentation of choledocholithiasis.
Methods: This is a prospective and retrospective study comprising of 50 patients who were admitted with choledocholithiasis.
Results: The incidence of choledocholithiasis is 31.25%. Risk factors includes females, middle aged, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. The most common presentation was obstructive jaundice with ERCP being the best modality of treatment.
Dr. Drishya Devasia, Dr. Jayanth BN, Dr. Srinath S. A clinical study on the presentation and management of choledocholithiasis in a tertiary care center. Int J Surg Sci 2022;6(2):121-124. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2022.v6.i2b.903