Complete transection of common bile duct due to blunt abdominal trauma: a case report and literature review.

Y. C. Chung, P. H. Lee, M. T. Huang, C. N. Chang

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Abstract

A case of complete transection of the common bile duct due to abdominal blunt injury in a 49-year-old man is presented. The rarity of this injury and its initial presentation as a pancreatic pseudocyst warrant its description. This patient was diagnosed as having bile duct injury following ascites aspiration. Common bile duct transection was documented and a choledochostomy was done. However, bile leaked into the peritoneal cavity one week after the operation. A Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy was done successfully in a second operation. Delayed diagnosis is common in these kinds of injuries, but it should be considered when a patient has bile ascites, abdominal distention and jaundice after a blunt abdominal injury. A review of the literature, methods of diagnosis and the technique of surgical repair are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume92
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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