The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 367–370 | Cite as

Intrahepatic calculi associated with cholangiocarcinoma

  • Kazuyoshi Nishihara
  • Akitoshi Koga
  • Kinjiro Sumiyoshi
  • Kohji Kayashima
  • Eriko Koso
Case Reports


A unique case of hepatolithiasis associated with cholangiocarcinoma is described. The intrahepatic calculi consisted mainly of cholesterol rather than calcium bilirubinate. A bacteriological study of the intrahepatic and gallbladder bile was negative, though bacterial infection of the bile duct has been considered a main factor responsible for formation of intrahepatic calculi.

Key Words

cholangiocarcinoma hepatolithiasis intrahepatic calculi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuyoshi Nishihara
    • 1
  • Akitoshi Koga
    • 1
  • Kinjiro Sumiyoshi
    • 1
  • Kohji Kayashima
    • 1
  • Eriko Koso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery IKyushu University, Faculty of MedicineFukuokaJapan

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