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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 1030358, 5 pages
Case Report

Laparoscopic Treatment of Type III Mirizzi Syndrome by T-Tube Drainage

1General Surgery Department, Private Minasera Aldan Hospital, 06810 Ankara, Turkey
2Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3General Surgery Department, Natomed Private Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4General Surgery Department, Fırat University, Elazığ, Turkey
5General Surgery Department, Medical Park Private Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Received 29 November 2015; Revised 1 February 2016; Accepted 16 February 2016

Academic Editor: Gabriel Sandblom

Copyright © 2016 Fahri Yetışır 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.


Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is an impacted stone in the cystic duct or Hartmann’s pouch that mechanically obstructs the common bile duct. We would like to report laparoscopic treatment of type III MS. A 75-year-old man was admitted with the complaint of abdominal pain and jaundice. The patient was accepted as MS type III according to radiological imaging and intraoperative view. Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy, extraction of impacted stone by opening anterior surface of dilated cystic duct and choledochus, and repair of this opening by using the remaining part of gallbladder over the T-tube drainage were performed in a patient with type III MS. Application of reinforcement suture over stump was done in light of the checking with oliclinomel N4 injection trough the T-tube. At the 18-month follow-up, he was symptom-free with normal liver function tests.