Management of choledocholithiasis during pregnancy by magnetic resonance cholangiography and laparoscopic common bile duct stone extraction

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2000 Oct;10(5):323-5.


Management of common bile duct (CBD) stones during pregnancy is a difficult problem. The authors reported the case of a patient who was 22 weeks' pregnant who had a symptomatic CBD stone successfully treated by the association of magnetic resonance cholangiography and laparoscopic CBD stone removal. The patient delivered a healthy baby boy at 39 weeks. Magnetic resonance cholangiography and laparoscopic CBD exploration is a viable option in the management of CBD stones in pregnant patients that carries a low risk for the fetus while preserving the advantages of minimally invasive surgery for the mother.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cholangiography*
  • Female
  • Gallstones / diagnosis*
  • Gallstones / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications / surgery*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second