Cystic duct stump stones
History of cholecystectomy 5 years back now presented with complains of epigastric pain.
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Cystic duct appears dilated and shows filling defect within it representing calculus. Rest of intra- and extrahepatic duct system appears normal. Common bile duct appears normal with no calculus or sludge within it. Findings are due to cystic duct stump calculus.
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