What is the definition or description of: choledocholithiasis?

CommonBileDuctStones. Not uncommonly, gallstones may exit from the gallbladder and enter the cbd. From there, stones may pass uneventfully into the gut, block the liver, or the pancreas; this can cause serious liver infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. Rx requires endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (ERCP) and removal of the gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).
Bile duct stones. The choledochous means bile duct in latin. Lithiasis is presence of stones. Hence, choledocholitiasis is stones in the bile duct. These stones require treatment usually an endoscopic procedure called ERCP is done for stone extraction followed by gallbaldder removal.