Inadvertent Gallbladder Stenting During Endoscopic Management of Choledocholithiasis Detected During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report

Jayant Kumar Biswal

Department of Surgery, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, India.

Sujit Kumar Mohanty

Department of Surgery, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, India.

Suraj Ethiraj *

Department of Surgery, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, India.

Satyanarayan Behera

Department of Surgery, SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) is the standard management protocol for choledocholithiasis, which more often than not involves a placement of stent in the common bile duct. Here we present a case of inadvertent stenting of the cystic duct and gallbladder during ERCP for choledocholithiasis which was detected during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A 38 year old lady presented with jaundice and right upper quadrant pain, diagnosed with choledocholithiasis, underwent ERCP with stenting and stone extraction. After 6 weeks, she underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when it was noticed that the biliary stent was inadvertently placed into the cystic duct and gallbladder. The stent was removed laparoscopically through a rent in the gallbladder and cystic duct stump clipped. We report this case to enhance awareness amongst surgeons regarding the unintended location of a biliary stent.

Keywords: Gallbladder stenting, choledocholithiasis, cholecystectomy, ERCP


How to Cite

Kumar Biswal, Jayant, Sujit Kumar Mohanty, Suraj Ethiraj, and Satyanarayan Behera. 2023. “Inadvertent Gallbladder Stenting During Endoscopic Management of Choledocholithiasis Detected During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report”. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health 6 (1):6-9. https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/146.

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