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What are common bile duct stones? Are they serious?

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Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience in Hepatology
Yes: Common bile dict stones ate similar to gallstones but can be dangerous as they can cause blockage resulting in infections such as cholangitis and pancreatitis.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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