Table of Contents
HPB Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 67-71
Case Report

Endoscopic Treatment of a Bile Duct Stone Containing a Surgical Staple

1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., USA
2Associate in Medicine, Box 3913, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., USA

Received 18 March 1990; Accepted 28 March 1990

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We report a case of a pigmented gallstone which formed around a surgical staple in the bile duct. The stone was removed and retrieved endoscopically. A brief review of bile duct foreign bodies and gallstones is presented.