Floating common bile duct stones: A cause of a false negative endoscopic retrograde cholangiogram

Perry L. Kamel*, Arvydas Vanagunas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) is the “gold standard” for the preoperative diagnosis of chole-docholithiasis. Air bubbles that can cause a false positive ERC are differentiated from stones by their response to gravitational maneuvers: bubbles rise while stones sink. We report a patient with round, floating common bile duct stones that mimicked air bubbles to be the reason for a false negative ERC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

Keywords

  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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