Percutaneous Management of Biliary Stones

Nevzat Ozcan*, Ahsun Riaz, Guven Kahriman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bile duct stone disease is the most common causes of nonmalignant bile duct obstructions. The range of common bile duct stone formation in patients with cholecystectomy is 3 to 14.7%. Hepatolithiasis, although endemic in some parts of the world, is a rare disease that is difficult to manage. Endoscopic intervention is accepted as the first-line management of common bile duct stones. However, when the bile duct cannot be cannulated for various reasons, the endoscopic procedure fails. In this circumstance, percutaneous approach is an alternative technique for the nonsurgical treatment of bile duct stones. This article reviews the indications, technique, outcomes, and complications of the percutaneous treatment of bile duct stone disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-355
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021


  • bile duct diseases
  • choledocholithiasis
  • interventional procedure
  • percutaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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