• Acute obstructive cholangitis developed secondary to a common duct stone formed around a silver hemostatic clip, introduced at cholecystectomy two years previously, that had migrated from a long cystic duct remnant. Stone formation around a silk suture is well known, and silver clips in the area of the porta hepatis may constitute a similar hazard.
(Arch Surg 114:214-215, 1979)
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