Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Case Report

Effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on intrahepatic biliary calculi developing after choledochal cyst surgery: A case report


Department of Pediatric Surgery, İstanbul University, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Radiology, İstanbul University, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty İstanbul, Turkey


Biosan Lithotripsy Center, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Pediatric Surgery American Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2015; 26: 274-276
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2015.0045
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The development of intra- and extrahepatic bile duct stones has been reported as one of the most serious complications after choledochal cyst excision with biliary-enteric reconstruction through Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (HJ). Here, we report our experience with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in a case of giant intrahepatic stones developing after choledochal cyst surgery. ESWL is an excellent therapeutic modality for large intrahepatic biliary calculi, and after dilating the HJ anastomosis percutaneously, it can be offered as first-line therapy to these patients.

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