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An unusual cause of obstructive jaundice.
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PMID:  21686538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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An 80-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 3-week history of painless jaundice, pruritis, dark urine and weight loss. Blood analysis demonstrated an obstructive jaundice pattern. A CT scan demonstrated a gas-filled duodenal diverticulum arising from the second part of the duodenum. Once food material was cleared from the diverticulum endoscopically, there was clinical and biochemical improvement. This case demonstrates an unusual cause of obstructive jaundice that has seldom been reported in the literature; once impacted food material was removed from the diverticulum, there was radiological improvement of the patient's condition.
Authors:
Aula Abbara; Huda Al-Hadithy; Shahid Khan; Philip Shorvon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, London, UB8 3NN, UK.
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