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Heap of stones: An unusual cause for biliary colic and elevated liver function tests.
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PMID:  23619268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 40-year old woman presented with symptomatic intrahepatic gallstones in one liver segment only four years after cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis. Multiple small, yellow and round calculi were completely removed from the intrahepatic bile ducts via ERCP. The young age of the patient, recurrence of gallstones after cholecystectomy and intrahepatic gallstones suggested a subtype of the low-phospholipid associated cholelithiasis syndrome, a monogenic form of cholesterol cholelithiasis due to variations of the ABCB4 gene that encodes the canalicular phospholipid transporter MDR3.
Henning Wittenburg; Volker Keim; Albrecht Hoffmeister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hepatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1665-2681     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Hepatol     Publication Date:    2013 May-Jun
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Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155885     Medline TA:  Ann Hepatol     Country:  Mexico    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  493-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital of Leipzig, Department of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Dermatology, Division of Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, Liebigstrasse 20, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.
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