Journal of Liver

Journal of Liver
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0889


Kian Makipour

Kian Makipour
INOVA Fairfax Hospital,
3300 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22042

  • Case Report
    A Rare Cause of Biliary Obstruction
    Author(s): Kian Makipour, Alexandra Modiri and Houshang MakipourKian Makipour, Alexandra Modiri and Houshang Makipour

    Objective: To discuss a rare cause of obstructive jaundice. Methods: A case report is presented with emphasis on diagnosis and management. Six month follow up is also presented. Results: A 42 year old African-American male presented with one week of painless jaundice. He underwent imaging via CT abdomen pancreatic protocol and MRCP demonstrating a massively dilated common bile duct of 12 cm and diffuse intrahepatic ductal dilation. He subsequently developed pruritus, RUQ abdominal pain, and cholangitis thus necessitating an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). ERCP was performed but not useful in delineating the biliary tree anatomy or relieving biliary obstruction. Later percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) was performed to provide drainage and was also not useful in delineating his biliary tree anatomy. Shortly.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0889.1000168

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