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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Common duct stone: The liver makes bile, the gallbladder stores it, and the common bile duct drains it into the intestine (duodenum). Sometimes a stone from the gallbladder ends up in the common duct, or less commonly, a stone forms there after the gallbladder is removed. Depending on the presence or absence of the gallbladder, treatment may be surgical or primarily by gastroenterologists, or a combination of both.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Radiology 34 years experience
Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system.

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