Laparoscopic common duct exploration in a child with recurrent pancreatitis due to a primary fungus ball in the terminal common bile duct

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  • We report on a case of a fungus ball obstructing the distal common bile duct and causing recurrent pancreatitis in an otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy. Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct was performed using a 10 french rigid fiberoptic cystoscope and a Dormia basket. This is the first example of a primary fungus ball in common bile duct presenting as a pancreatitis and treated laparoscopically.
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  • Shah RS; Chen MK; Lobe TE; Bufo AJ; Gross E; Whitington GL
  • Start Page

  • 63
  • End Page

  • 67
  • Volume

  • 7
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  • 1