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Table 1 The 16 cases of fish bones in the common bile duct reported in Japan

From: A case of a common bile duct stone that formed around a fish bone as a nidus after distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction

No. Author Year Age Sex Chief complaints Previous disease and interventional treatment or surgery Interval time of migration (years) length of fish bone (mm) Therapeutic procedures for CBD stone Possible pathway of migration to CBD
1 Morimoto 2018 73 F Rt. hypochondralgia
Back pain
None 35 EST Through the papilla by chance
2 Sakakida 2018 78 F Fever
Epigastric pain
Duodenal carcinoma
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
9 20 Single-balloon endoscopic lithotomy Choledochojejunostomy
3 Koga 2018 71 M Fever Cholangiocarcinoma
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
1 Not specified Double-balloon endoscopic lithotomy Choledochojejunostomy
4 Bamba 2017 71 M Fever
Liver dysfunction
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
2 25 Single-balloon endoscopic lithotomy Choledochojejunostomy
5 Kuga 2016 63 M Fever
Epigastric pain
Perforation of juxtapapillary duodenal diverticulum
Pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy
5 19 Laparotomy Choledochojejunostomy
6 Araya 2016 79 F Epigastric pain
Jaundice
None 15 EST Not specified
7 Hori 2016 70 M Consciousness disturbance
Fever
1. Distal gastrectomy, Billroth II reconstruction
2. CBD stone, choledochoduodenostomy
40
5
25 Laparotomy Choledocoduodenostomy
8 Yoshida 2010 73 M Rt. upper abdominal pain
Fever
CBD stone, EST 3 40 EST Through the papilla (post-EST)
9 Yoshida 2005 77 M Rt. hypochondralgia None - 38 Endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation Through the papilla by chance
10 Kaji 2004 83 M Jaundice None - 30 Laparotomy
Choledochotomy
Temporary choledochoduodenal fistula
11 Watanabe 1999 74 F Fever (ampulla carcinoma of Vater) None - 30 Laparotomy
Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Through the papilla by chance
12 Sakai 1997 69 M Rt. hypochondralgia CBD stone, EST 1 32 and 44 Endoscopic lithotomy Through the papilla (post-EST)
13 Kakiuchi 1989 63 M Epigastric pain Gastric cancer, gastrectomy 16 25 Laparotomy
Choledochotomy
Through the papilla by chance
14 Kato 1985 84 M Epigastric pain
Vomiting
Gastric ulcer, gastrectomy 30 40 Laparotomy
Choledochotomy
Not mentioned
15 Sato 1980 60 F Epigastric pain
Jaundice
Gastric ulcer, gastrectomy, Billroth II reconstruction 10 50 Laparotomy
Choledochotomy
Not mentioned
16 Our case 2017 70 M Epigastric pain Gastric cancer
Distal gastrectomy, Roux-en Y reconstruction
2 32 Laparotomy
Choledochotomy
Through the papilla by chance (speculated)
  1. The interval time of migration is defined as the time interval for the migration after a previous interventional treatment or surgery and is shown as the number of years
  2. F female, M male, Rt right, CBD common bile duct, EST endoscopic sphincterotomy