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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 731230, 3 pages
Case Report

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

Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Circolo di Busto Arsizio, Presidio Ospedaliero di Saronno, U.O. Chirurgia Generale e Toracica, Piazzale Borella, 21047 Saronno, Italy

Received 9 July 2012; Accepted 24 September 2012

Academic Editors: S. Bhatt and S.-I. Kosugi

Copyright © 2012 Dario Pariani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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 perform a surgical choledochotomy to deal with this rare complication.