Case Report

Rectangular shaped common bile duct stone in an 83-yearold woman treated with choledochotomy with T-tube drainage


Tolga Kalayci1, Deniz Ocal2

1Department of General Surgery, Erzurum Regional Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Erzurum Regional Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey


Abstract


An 83-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain, occasional nausea and vomiting, and icterus for about two months. As a result of the examination of the patient, the patient was diagnosed with choledochal stone 16x13 mm in size and was hospitalized. During the follow-up, the patient's cholangitis attack became serious. Surgery was planned. On exploration, the gall bladder was hydropic, and there was a rectangular-shaped stone inside the enlarged choledochus. Cholecystectomy with T-tube drainage was performed. The patient was discharged without complication on postoperative day 10. Two weeks after discharge, Ttube was removed with cholangiography.

Keywords: cholangiography; choledocholithiasis; stone; T-tube