Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Hepatolithiasis is the presence of bile duct stones within the intrahepatic bile ducts, specifically proximal to the confluence of the right and left hepatic ducts. 

Hepatolithiasis is common in Asia and the Pacific, with a prevalence of ~40%. It is rare in the West with a prevalence of ~1% 1

Hepatolithiasis can occur with or without the concomitant presence of cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis

Refer to: cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis

Article information

rID: 42362
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intrahepatic bile stones
  • Intrahepatic bile duct stones
  • Intrahepatic biliary stones
  • Stone within the intrahepatic bile ducts

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Cases and figures

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