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Managing choledocholithiasis in pregnancy: a novel approach
  1. Stacey Louise Chamberlain and
  2. Daniel Croagh
  1. UGI and HPB Surgery, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stacey Louise Chamberlain; drstaceychamberlain{at}


The management of choledocholithiasis in pregnancy can present a challenge due to radiation risk to the fetus and the possibility of severe maternal pancreatitis. We describe a case in which both these risks were avoided using a trans-cystic stent placed under endoscopic guidance during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  • biliary intervention
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • general surgery
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  • Contributors SLC researched and wrote the manuscript. Both SLC and DC were part of the planning phase of this project. DC supervised the project and assisted in proofreading and editing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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