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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415-417

Laparoscopic retrieval of impacted and broken dormia basket using a novel approach

1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Goyal Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Vaibhav Kumar Varshney
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni Industrial Area, Phase-II, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_245_19

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We encountered a 73-year-old patient who presented with right upper abdominal pain and jaundice. On evaluation, he was found to have cholelithiasis with choledocholithiasis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography was attempted, but during the procedure, the wire snapped and the dormia basket got retained in the common bile duct (CBD). Laparoscopic CBD exploration was performed and the basket with calculus was found impacted in the lower CBD. The basket was disengaged by holding its tip through another dormia introduced through choledochoscope and basket with all calculi retrieved. Clearance of CBD was ascertained with choledochoscopy and CBD was closed primarily. He did well in the post-operative period and was discharged on the 5th post-operative day. At 1-year follow-up, the patient was doing well. Laparoscopic CBD exploration is a feasible and safe option for the retained dormia basket. We utilised the 'dormia with dormia technique' to retrieve the impacted basket which has not been reported before.


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