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J Korean Soc Endosc Laparosc Surg. 2010 Dec;13(2):157-159. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JR , Han JH , Choi SJ .
Department of Surgery, Cheongju St. Mary's Hospital, Chungju, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Cheongju St. Mary's Hospital, Chungju, Korea.
Health Promotion Center, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

In the case of using surgical clips for division of the cystic duct during laparoscopiccholecystectomy, surgical clip migration into the common bile duct is known to be an extremely rare complication. However, its mechanism is currently unclear. The incidence of performing laparoscopic hepatectomy has significantly increased in the laparoscopic center of hospitals. Accordingly, the complications associated with using clips in laparoscopic cholecystectomy have increase as well. A 49 year-old female patient underwent laparoscopic left hepatectomy due to left intrahepatic duct stones with cholangitis. We report here on a case of a clip that migrated into the common bile duct and the duct had bile stones. We also review the relevant literature.

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