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Obstructive jaundice due to a textiloma mimicking a common bile duct stone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16547681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A foreign body is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice. We report a 19-year-old woman with jaundice caused by a surgical gauze in the common bile duct (CBD). Four yours earlier, she had undergone a cholecystectomy and drainage for hydatid disease of the liver. Her postoperative course was complicated by a biliary fistula that healed after 50 days. She now presented with obstructive jaundice of 2 weeks' duration. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) showed a signal-void mass, consistent with a CBD stone. Surgical exploration of the CBD revealed a surgical gauze as the cause of the obstruction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a surgical gauze obstructing the CBD requiring surgical removal.
Bayindir Cimsit; M Keskin; I Ozden; A Alper
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0944-1166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-20     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431940     Medline TA:  J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Unit, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance
Cholecystitis / diagnosis
Common Bile Duct
Diagnosis, Differential
Echinococcosis, Hepatic / surgery
Granuloma, Foreign-Body / complications*,  diagnosis*
Jaundice, Obstructive / etiology*
Surgical Sponges / adverse effects*

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