Rapid Diagnosis of Obstructive Jaundice Due to Pancreatic Abscess with Pancreaticobiliary Fistula

STEVEN J. MORRIS, RAUL PEREIRAS, ROBERTO O. CHIPRUT, RICHARD A. GREENWALD, EUGENE R. SCHIFF

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Abstract

A case of pancreatic abscess with pancreaticobiliary fistula manifesting as obstructive jaundice of occult etiology is presented. Diagnosis was made preoperatively by skinny needle percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. In addition, a communication between the biliary tree and the pancreatic abscess cavity was demonstrated in the absence of previous biliary surgery or primary biliary tract disease. We feel this is the procedure of choice for emergency visualization of the biliary tree in a jaundiced patient where a surgically approachable lesion is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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