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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Oct;27(4):258-262. Korean. Case Report.
Moon SH , Kim MH , Kim KP , Kim HS , Song JW , Hyung CH , Park JT , Yang DH , Kim GD , Lee YS , Lee SS , Seo DW , Lee SK , Min YI .
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. mhkim@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract

Acute recurrent pancreatitis results most commonly from gallstone disease. Although transabdominal ultrasound is a common procedure for evaluating biliary tract, it may not be effective in minilithiasis. We here report a case of acute recurrent pancreatitis, in which endoscopic ultrasonography revealed minilithiasis in the gallbladder with a review of the literature. A 57-year-old woman had suffered from idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis four times for the past 4 months. While transabdominal ultrasonography and abdominal computerized tomography revealed no evidence of bliary stones, but EUS exhibited minilithiasis in the gallbladder. After laparoscopic cholecystectomy, no further events of pancreatitis happened.

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