Entrapment of a Dormia Basket in the Cystic Duct: Case Report

Pariani, Dario; Zetti, Giorgio; Cortese, Ferdinando
January 2012
Case Reports in Surgery;2012, p1
Academic Journal
Nowadays endoscopic treatment of common bile duct stones is considered the treatment of choice for all common bile duct stones. Although this procedure is related to a good success rate, in rare cases serious complications can happen, especially if you use a Dormia basket. Here we describe the clinical case of a patient affected by hepatolithiasis, cholelithiasis, and common bile duct lithiasis with entrapment of a Dormia basket in the cystic duct. It was necessary to performa surgical choledochotomy to deal with this rare complication.


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