Successful Treatment of Mirizzis Syndrome Using SpyGlass Guided Laser Lithotripsy

Hussain Issa, Bahaa Bseiso, Fadel Almousa, Ahmed H. Al-Salem


The majority of common bile duct stones can be effectively treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy and stone extraction using basket or balloon extractor. Stones more than 2 cm in diameter on the other hand require mechanical, electrohyraulic lithotripsy and sphincterotomy and balloon dilation. Mechanical lithotripsy may not be successful because of the size, consistency and site of the stones. In these cases, laser lithotripsy is the treatment of choice. This however requires direct visualization of the stone which may not be feasible for impacted cystic duct stones. This report describes the successful treatment of difficult cystic duct stones in two patients with Mirizzis syndrome type I using per oral Spyglass and intraductal holmium: YAG Laser Lithotripter.

Gastroenterol Res. 2012;5(4):162-166

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