Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2017 Oct;22(4):193-197. 10.15279/kpba.2017.22.4.193.

Endoscopic Transpapillary Gallstone Removal with Recurrent Acute Cholecystitis

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. bulee@uuh.ulsan.kr


We report a case of successfully removed gallstone by endoscopic transpapillary approach with recurrent acute cholecystitis. An 84-year-old man presented with acute calculous cholecystitis. He is concurrently diagnosed with colon cancer at the time of admission. After percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD), He was discharged. After a total of seven PTGBD exchanges for three years, we successfully removed gallstone via an endoscopic transpapillary approach, and no recurrence was reported during the 27-month follow-up period. This procedure may be performed in patients who can access to the gallbladder through the cystic duct.


Cholecystitis; Cholecystostomy; Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancrea-tography
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