Gallstone-induced perforation of the common bile duct in pregnancy

Dabbas, N., Abdelaziz, M., Hamdan, K., Stedman, B. and Abu Hilal, M. (2008) Gallstone-induced perforation of the common bile duct in pregnancy. HPB Surgery, 2008, 174202-[3pp]. (doi:10.1155/2008/174202). (PMID:18604299).


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Spontaneous perforation of the extrahepatic biliary system is a rare presentation of ductal stones. We report the case of a twenty-year-old woman presenting at term with biliary peritonitis caused by common bile duct (CBD) perforation due to an impacted stone in the distal common bile duct. The patient had suffered a single herald episode of acute gallstone pancreatitis during the third trimester. The patient underwent an emergency laparotomy, bile duct exploration, and removal of the ductal stone. The postoperative course was uneventful

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0894-8569
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 172197
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:20

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