choledocholith

cho·led·o·cho·lith

(kō-led'ō-kō-lith),
Stone in the common bile duct.
[choledocho- + G. lithos, stone]

cho·led·o·cho·lith

(kō'lĕ-dō-kō-lith)
Stone in the common bile duct.

choledocholith

(kō-lĕd′ŏ-kō-lĭth″) [″ + ″ + lithos, stone]
A calculus, or stone, in the common bile duct.
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The exact pathologic mechanism by which gallstones cause pancreatitis remains unclear though it is hypothesized that either choledocholiths (typically stones < 5 mm) impinge on the adjacent pancreatic duct or lodge in the ampulla causing increased pressure, reflux of pancreaticobiliary secretions, and acinar cell secretion into the interstitium leading to the inflammatory cascade [11].