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HPB Surgery
Volume 6 (1993), Issue 3, Pages 185-188
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1993/35965
Review Article

“Clip-Stone” Filiation Within the Biliary Tract

1Department of Surgery, Princess Grace Hospital, Principality of Monaco, Monaco
2Department of Radiology, Princess Grace Hospital, Principality of Monaco, Monaco

Received 24 February 1992; Accepted 20 June 1992

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.

Abstract

A case of cholangitis due to the migration of a metal clip used for surgical cholecystectomy 4 years earlier, is reported. The diagnostic approach and therapeutic options, either endoscopic or surgical are discussed. The use of resorbable clips during the performance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy should avoid this type of complication.