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choledocholithiasis cho·led·o·cho·li·thi·a·sis (kə-lěd’ə-kō-lĭ-thī’ə-sĭs)
The presence of a gallstone in the common bile duct.


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  • Choledocholithotomy

    choledocholithotomy cho·led·o·cho·li·thot·o·my (kə-lěd’ə-kō-lĭ-thŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision of the common bile duct for the extraction of an impacted gallstone.

  • Choledochoplasty

    choledochoplasty cho·led·o·cho·plas·ty (kə-lěd’ə-kō-plās’tē) n. Plastic surgery on the common bile duct.

  • Choledochorrhaphy

    choledochorrhaphy cho·led·o·chor·rha·phy (kə-lěd’ə-kôr’ə-fē) n. The suturing together of the divided ends of the common bile duct.

  • Choledochostomy

    [kuh-led-i-kos-tuh-mee, koh-luh-doh-kos-, kol-i-] /kəˌlɛd ɪˈkɒs tə mi, ˌkoʊ lə doʊˈkɒs-, ˌkɒl ɪ-/ noun, plural choledochostomies. Surgery. 1. formation of a temporary opening through the abdominal wall into the common bile duct, usually to remove stones. choledochostomy cho·led·o·chos·to·my (kə-lěd’ə-kŏs’tə-mē) n. The establishment of a fistula into the common bile duct.

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