Choledocholithiasis secondary to a remnant gallbladder post cholecystectomy more than 20 years ago


  • James N. Sellars Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Ryan Green Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Omar Mouline Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia



Post-cholecystectomy syndrome, Remnant gallbladder, Neo-gallbladder, Choledocholithiasis


Remnant gallbladders have been described following incomplete and sub-total cholecystectomy (TC) and have the potential to harbour gallstones and even produce new calculi over time. We present a case of choledocholithiasis in a patient with a remnant gallbladder following a presumed incomplete cholecystectomy more than 20 years prior.



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