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Limy bile: a case of obstructive jaundice and review of 26 cases.
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PMID:  15179834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A number of reports on limy bile have been published but obstructive jaundice due to limy bile is quite rare. We report a case of obstructive jaundice due to limy bile and review 26 cases of limy bile diagnosed in our institution. CASE OUTLINE: A 39-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain and jaundice. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed limy bile in the common bile duct and a gallbladder stone with biliary obstruction. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage was performed. The limy bile drained out through the catheter over a few weeks. Cholecystectomy and choledochotomy with choledocholithotomy were subsequently performed. DISCUSSION: The strategy for managing patients with limy bile is individualized based on symptoms, the clinical conditions, and the location of the limy bile, and any associated biliary stones or lesions causing cystic duct obstruction.
Tadashi Tsukamoto; Yasuhiro Ohta; Taichi Shuto; Kazuhiro Hirohashi; Shoji Kubo; Hiromu Tanaka; Shigekazu Takemura; Hiroaki Kinoshita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Osaka city medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0030-6096     ISO Abbreviation:  Osaka City Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-07     Completed Date:  2004-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376413     Medline TA:  Osaka City Med J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahimachi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bile / chemistry*
Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures / methods
Calcium Carbonate / adverse effects,  analysis*
Cholelithiasis / complications*,  surgery
Jaundice, Obstructive / etiology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
471-34-1/Calcium Carbonate

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